Mass Slaughter of Nigerian Christians

David Nussman – June 26, 2018

JOS, Nigeria (ChurchMilitant.com) – Recent clashes between Muslim herdsmen and Christian farmers in Nigeria have left more than 120 dead.

In Plateau State in central Nigeria, Christian farmer on June 21 allegedly attacked a group of Fulani herdsmen — semi-nomadic members of the Muslim-majority Fulani ethnic group. The next day, two children were killed in local villages, presumably in retaliation.

Clashes in nearby villages on June 23 caused at least 86 deaths. Some later body counts put the death toll at more than 120, and fifty houses were burned in the attacks.

Local Protestant leader Pam Chollom claims that Fulani militants attacked mourners returning from a Christian funeral service. Chollom said, “Herdsmen attacked our members who attended the burial of the father to one of our clergy, Baba Jakawa.”

The series of Fulani attacks on June 23 lasted from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., and some 11 villages were raided. Since then, local government has installed a curfew in an effort to deter further violence. Some victims of the attacks were buried in a mass grave.

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