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27 Nigerian Christians Drown in Fulani Attack – October 1st 2018

World Watch Monitor, September 26, 2018

Around 30 people have died following attacks by Fulani militants on five predominantly Christian communities in northeast Nigeria.

Between September 13 and 16, the villages of Gon, Bolki, Ndumusu, Yotti and Yanga were under attack by Fulani militants who pillaged, murdered, chased, kidnapped, and burned down the houses of villagers.

3,000 homes were destroyed last December after fighter jets, sent by the Nigerian Air Force, allegedly fired rockets at villages where Fulani herdsmen were attacking Christians.

In the current attack, 27 people had been confirmed dead.  When residents heard gunshots, many fled into the bush or the river. Many who fled to the river drowned because they could not swim.