Armed Muslim Fulanis killed two Christians in an attack on the predominately Christian village of Ungwan Anjoy in Kaduna State, Nigeria, days after two others were abducted in the nearby village of Zango Tama, sources said.
Christians Isa Dauda and John Zaman were killed on May 16, after Fulani militia ambushed the small village, destroying many of its houses and causing four churches to close after all members fled for safety.
"Almost all houses in Ungwan Anjo were burnt down," an area resident told Morning Star News in a text message. "Churches affected in Ungwan Anjo include the ECWA [Evangelical Church Winning All], Anglican, ERCC [Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ], and the Redeemed Christian Church of God."
On May 12, Muslim Fulanis abducted Catholic church members Amina Yakubu and Ayuba Sarkin Noma Udoji from the village of Zango Tama.
Two days later, Fulani militia returned to attack the village.
"The armed Muslim bandits attacked us with guns and machetes," a local resident told Morning Star News. "The attack against us lasted for two hours. The situation is now calmed, but there is much tension as to whether our church members kidnapped two days earlier will be released or killed by the bandits. It's on this note that we plead to our Christian brethren to earnestly pray for the release of these innocent members of our parish."