ABUJA , Nigeria , January 28, 2022 ( Morning Star News ) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed four Christians in Plateau state on Saturday (Jan. 22), after 18 Christians were slain in another area of the state on Jan. 11, sources said.
In the two attacks, eight other Christians were reported wounded, and in one village 24 homes were burned down.
The armed assailants ambushed Christians in Dong village, on the outskirts of Jos in Jos North County, on Saturday (Jan. 22) at about 6 p.m., killing four and wounding two others, area resident Rejoice Johnson said.
“Dong, our community, has constantly been attacked by armed Muslim Fulani terrorists in the recent past,” Johnson said. “We need your prayers.”
The unprovoked attacks led to protests on Sunday (Jan. 23). Fulani herdsmen also attacked the area in May, killing seven Christians.
“Dong village has served as a place of refuge for displaced Christians since 2017,” said Yil Gonsum, an aid worker in Jos. “In 2018, hundreds of displaced Christians from Miango District fled to Dong village seeking refuge, but now both the displaced and resident Christians have severally been attacked by the herdsmen.”
On Jan. 11 in Ancha village, in Miango District of Bassa County, suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked at midnight, killing 18 Christians, after having ambushed other Christians the previous day, said area resident Danjuma Auta.
Davidson Malison, a representative of the predominantly Christian Irigwe ethnic group, confirmed the Jan. 11 killings in a press statement, noting that six of those slain were children.“The Rigwe ethnic nationality has been visited by yet another deadly and lethal attack by Fulani terrorists (as testified by victims that survived) in the early hours of 12 midnight of Jan. 11, at Ancha village,” said Malison, spokesman for the Irigwe Development Association. “The attack, which lasted for over two hours undistracted […]
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