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Herdsmen Kill 37 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria – June 2nd 2021

Morning Star News, 26 May 2021

Fulani herdsmen on Sunday, May 23, killed 14 Christians in a village near Jos, Plateau state and 8 others in another village, sources said.

Herdsmen attacked Kwi village near Jos, at about 11 p.m., said area resident Solomon Mandiks, a Christian rights activist.

“14 Christians were butchered to death, including children,” Mandiks told Morning Star News in a text. “8 members of one family have all been killed … besides an additional six other Christians killed by the herdsmen in the village.”

Earlier that night in Dong village, Jos North County, armed herdsmen attacking at 8 p.m. killed eight Christians, area residents said. Asabe Samuel, 60-year-old member of the local Evangelical Church, said that a large number of herdsmen invaded as residents were about to go to sleep.

“I was by the central area of the village when I heard Fulani gunmen shooting around my house,” she told Morning Star News. “This forced us to run to hide.”

As the sounds of gunshot were coming from the direction of her house, others advised her not to return home.

“I still rushed to my house, and just as I was getting closer to my house, I found … a corpse was lying beside my house,” Samuel said. “We heard the attackers retreating and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar [Allah is greater].’ The herdsmen were communicating with themselves in the Fulani language.”