Muslim Fulani militants murder 10 Christians, burn 100 homes in Nigeria; 690 people displaced

Nov 27th

Jihadist Fulani herdsmen killed 10 Christians and burned 100 homes in Ta'agbe village in Nigeria on Friday. International Christian Concern (ICC) reports roughly 690 people were displaced from their homes.

Witnesses said the attackers entered the village "dressed in black, holding sophisticated weapons, and shouting 'Allahu Akbar'" (Arabic for "God is the greatest").

"This calculated attack was carried out by the Fulani militants who intruded from the boundaries of Kaduna-Plateau," said "a reliable source," according to ICC. "Eyewitnesses have it that the attackers came en mass to carry out these devilish acts."

The National President of the Irigwe Youth Movement confirmed the attack to ICC. He said the attack was part of an effort to eradicate Christians from the area.

"I lost my grandchildren for the sake of Christ," one survivor said "with tears, laying in a hospital bed in Miango District," according to ICC.

"I slept outside on the street," said another survivor "who narrowly escaped the attack, but lost six family members," according to ICC.

Dr. Ibrahim Amur, the only doctor in the only hospital across the Miango and Kwall districts, said he has treated 40-50 victims of "gunshot attacks" over five months in Nigeria. Amur said the victims have been "mostly Irigwe Christians."

"It is always difficult for the victims to pay hospital bills," Amur said. "The community and NGOs normally help to pay."

ICC paid hospital bills for 10 victims within the district of the attack and some from other communities.

Don't forget: U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken recently excluded Nigeria from the State Department's religious freedom watchlist published last week.


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