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Christians continue to die of persecution across Nigeria’s Plateau State

The coordinated attacks by militias of Fulani ethnicity on communities in Plateau State, Nigeria around Christmas time have led to a rising death toll, with fatalities ranging from 148 to 195.


At least 25 communities across three local government areas were targeted. Survivors recounted militia men attacking in large numbers, indiscriminately killing and destroying homes, vehicles, farmlands and other properties.

About 37 individuals, primarily women, children and the disabled, were burned to death in their homes. Eight churches and parsonages were also destroyed, according to the UK.-based rights group Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

The U.S.-based persecution watchdog International Christian Concern said Plateau State Commissioner of Information and Communication, Hon. Musa Ashoms, reported 195 people killed, and many others remain missing.




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