Nigeria: Fulani Muslims have killed more than 60 Christians since March 1

by Jordyn Pair · Apr 6th, 2020 8:29 am
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Last Updated Apr 6th, 2020 at 9:13 am

Muslim Fulani herdsmen have killed more than 60 Christians since March 1, according to sources familiar with the attacks.

Fulani herders killed seven Christians in Bassa County around 7 p.m. on April 1, said Patience Moses, who lives in the area.

"Those killed in Hukke village are mostly elderly Christians who were unable to escape as members of the community ran into surrounding bushes during the attack," Moses said, adding that the attackers burned 24 houses in the village.

Herdsmen also attacked Ancha village on the same night, killing three Christians. They killed another three Christians on March 31 when they attacked Rosu village. Those who were killed were members of the Evangelical Church Winning All, Church of Christ in Nations, and Baptist churches, Moses said.

The recent killings follow attacks earlier in March in which herdsmen killed 50 Christians in Plateu, Benu, and Kaduna states, according to the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law.


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