Three Christian Villages Burned Down in Nigeria – Over 100 People ‘Hacked and Burned to Death’

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Three Christian villages were burned down in an attack Friday night in Nigeria’s Kaduna state, with reports stating that more than 100 people were „hacked and burned to death,” allegedly by Muslim gunmen.

Chenshyi village chief Nuhu Moses revealed that the entire village was burned down, with gunmen having killed more than 50 people.

„The unfortunate attack on our communities has led to killing of more than 100 Christians,” the Rev. Yakubu Gandu Nkut, chairman of the Zankan area chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, told Morning Star News. „The wife of one of our pastors, Mrs. Jummai Likita Riku, and her three children, from the ECWA (Evangelical Church Winning All) church, Ugwar Sankwai, were killed in the attack.”

While the attackers have not yet been officially identified, The Associated Press noted that thousands of people have lost their lives in recent years in competition for land and water between Muslim Fulani herdsmen and Christian farmers.

One resident of Ugwar Sankwai village, who managed to escape alongside his wife and 22 children and grandchildren, but lost his brother, said he saw Fulani gunmen pouring fuel on his house and setting it on fire.

Human Rights Watch said in December that over 3,000 people have lost their lives in the central region of Nigeria since 2010, and has criticized the Nigerian government for not doing more to try and stop the escalating violence.

Read the entire story here – The Christian Post

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