Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria executed four Christians this week in an attack a local pastor called "condemnable." The victims included a pastor and a 10-year-old boy.
The murders took place in Plateau, a state in the central part of the country. The evangelical pastor, Matthew Tagwai, was killed inside his home. Three other victims were also killed in their own residences.
The herdsmen have reportedly engaged in a series of attacks over the past week, allegedly "without concrete, strategic response" from the government, according to a local resident. One pastor warned state authorities that "people do not run forever" and that "when they are pressed to the wall...reactions and counter-reactions will inevitably occur."