More than 50 Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked and killed 11 Christians in Kaduna state, Nigeria, on Monday, according to the vice chairman of the local chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria.
The mob of armed herdsmen invaded Gora Gan village in north-central Nigeria around 7 p.m., setting dozens of houses on fire.
Seven other Christians were injured during the ambush and were being treated at General Hospital in Zonkwa, where the corpses of those killed were taken. Many other Christians have gone missing.
More than 500 Christians from Gora Gan and other nearby villages have been displaced over the past week, according to Ezekiel James, one of the officials serving at the refuge camp.
"We currently have 559 displaced Christians at the Zonkwa Town Camp," James told Morning Star News via text message. "They are Christians who escaped the attack against Gora Gan village and other villages in the past few days. These internally displaced Christians are in dire need of food items, drugs, and facilities to treat those who are traumatized."