100 Christians Killed in Clashes With Militant Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria

Source: The Christian Post

December 17, 2017

Protesters gather during a demonstration against Fulani herdsmen killings, in Abuja, Nigeria March 16, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde Protesters gather during a demonstration against Fulani herdsmen killings, in Abuja, Nigeria March 16, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde
    

Islamic Fulani herdsmen in northeastern Nigeria, who have been accused of aligning with the Boko Haram terror group, killed more than 100 Christians after reprisal clashes earlier this month with the suspected help of the military, according to a report.

The killings took place in last week northeastern Adamawa state, where tensions began after some herdsmen raped and murdered a pregnant woman belonging to the predominantly Christian Numan community on her farm, and also killed her husband and brother when they intervened, according to World, which says that several community members staged a counterattack on the herdsmen but were ambushed.

The attack razed several villages in the southern part of the state, and a military jet bombed a Lutheran church and other targets, according to witnesses. The government claims it deployed military aircraft in response to the attack.

Stephen Mamza, chairman of the local Christian Association of Nigeria, was quoted as saying that the death toll is at least 100, and that others are still missing and might also be dead.

The 2017 Global Terrorism Index described the herdsmen, who attack Christians regularly in southern Adamawa, as terrorists in 2014.

...Read the rest at The Christian Post.

12/18/2017

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