Four Christians were killed by Muslim Fulani herdsman on Sunday in the Kaduna state of Nigeria, sources said.
Herdsmen attacked the Angwan Magaji Kamaru village in Kauru County shortly after 6:30 p.m. for two and a half hours, said survivor John Asaragi. Police and other security personnel did not intervene.
Asaragi said those killed were Hannatu Joseph, 70; Sunday David, 45; Sarah Sunday, 40; and Jummai Sajeh, 75.
"Thirty-eight houses with 86 rooms were also razed down, while about 87 families are affected," Asaragi told Morning Star News.
Luka Binniyat, spokesman for the Southern Kaduna People's Union, confirmed the attack and the fatalities.
"The invaders who came by at 6:45 p.m. from behind the hills that serve as the boundary of Kaduna state and Ganawuri, Plateau state, numbered over a 100," Binniyat said. "They attacked from four flanks, causing confusion and pandemonium among unsuspecting villagers as village youths tried to fend them off."
The herdsmen targeted food and grain stores, Binniyat said.
"This is to ostensibly cause starvation, especially under this lockdown from the coronavirus," he said. "So far, about 320 persons have been displaced from the attack and are in dire need of assistance."