Christians “Butchered to Death” by Fulani Herdsmen in Attack on Nigerian Believers

Christians “Butchered to Death” by Fulani Herdsmen in Attack on Nigerian Believers

Christianity Today

Anton Carillo

May 31, 2021

Christians were reported to be “butchered to death” by Fulani herdsmen in an attack on Nigerian believers last Sunday, May 23.

The Christian Post said that more than a dozen Christians from a village near Jos in Plateau state, Nigeria were killed by armed suspected Fulani herdsmen in two separate attacks.

Christian rights activist Solomon Mandiks told the Morning Star News that children were among the 14 casualties in Kwi village in Riyom County. While Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) member Asabe Samuel revealed an additional eight Christians died after Jos North County’s Dong Village was attacked later that same day.

“I was by the central area of the village, which has shops and serves as a market, when I heard Fulani gunmen shooting around my house. This forced us to run to hide. I still rushed to my house, and just as I was getting closer to my house, I found that one Istifanus Shehu, 40, a member of COCIN (Church of Christ in Nations) who has had mental health challenges, was shot dead, and his corpse was lying beside my house,” Samuel narrated to Morning Star.

“We heard the attackers retreating and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar (Allah is greater).’ The herdsmen were also communicating with themselves in the Fulani language,” Samuel added.

A total of 22 Christians were killed, per the reports, in addition to the 15 Christians that were attacked last April by the same herdsmen.

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