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Mar 21, 2019 by Helena

Nigeria Fulani Attacks on Christians Since February Reaches 120 People Killed and 140 Homes Destroyed

The Nigerian Christians have been under attack since february this year. Sad to say that  at least 120 people have been killed by alleged Fulani militant attacks in the Kaduna state of Nigeria. The attacks on monday were just 50 alone and came with destruction of 140 homes, so Christian Post reports. 

A curfew now has been estalibished by the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufa, trying to secure the safety of the people in the troubled Kajuru Local Government Area. This area where there are predominantly Christians has been under severe attacks.  

This area where there are predominantly Christians has been under severe attacks

CSW, a United Nations-recognized NGO that advocates for persecuted Christians worldwide, reports that victims in the attacks on Monday included women and children. Survivors told the nonprofit that the attackers were separated into three groups. One group shot and killed people, the second set fire to buildings, and a third ran after people fleeing the scene.

CSW believes that the recent violence could have been incited by Kaduna Governor el Rufai’s claims on the eve of Nigeria’s presidential elections that 66, mostly Fulani, people were killed in Kajuru.

Nigeria ranks as the 12th worst country in the world when it comes to Christian persecution, according to Open Doors USA’s 2019 World Watch List. 



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