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Terrorists Kill 16 Christians in Nigeria – October 4th

Morning Star News, September 29, 2023 (excerpts)

Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists this week killed 15 Christians in Kaduna state, Nigeria, following the slaying of another one last week.

The assailants on Wednesday (Sept. 27) attacked predominantly Christian Angwan Magaji village, killing 3 Christians, after attacking Kigam village on Tuesday, where 3 others were slain, said an area community leader.  The terrorists also wounded 4 others in the two villages.

“We are saddened to inform you with a heavy heart about a resurgence of attacks on Christians by the armed Fulani herdsmen and terrorists,” Adamu, president of the Chawai Development Association, said in a text message to Morning Star News. “

“This has clearly shown that our land is indeed under siege by our enemies, terrorists and herdsmen,” Adamu said.

He appealed to the Nigerian government to urgently end incessant attacks on Christians in Kaduna state as well as in other parts of the country where terrorist acts have become endemic.

Assailants on Tuesday (Sept. 26) also attacked predominantly Christian Takkanai village, killing 6 Christians and wounding 4 others, area residents said.

“The herdsmen, who were well armed with guns and other deadly weapons, attacked the village at about 7 p.m. as the villagers were getting ready to go to sleep. Among those killed are two children,” Samson Markus, a community leader, told Morning Star News in a text message.