ICC Note: Radical Muslim Fulani militias strike again, this time murdering women and children outside Plateau State’s capital of Jos. The victims include three children ages one to three and their grandmother who tried to protect them. The Fulani issue in Nigeria is one that the government continues to ignore as Christians continue to face ethnic cleansing and depopulation of Nigeria’s “Middle-Belt” region. Instead, Nigerian authorities persist in constituting the violence through the lens of age-old tribal struggle over land rights.
HWAK KWATA-ZAWAN, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Dec. 13 attacked two households and a compound of displaced people in this village near Jos, killing 15 Christians, including two small children.
The attack at about 8:30 p.m. on the two homes and the compound housing Christians displaced by a previous attack in Bachi, like Hwak Kwata-Zawan a predominantly Christian village in Plateau state, killed 3-year-old Happy Matthew and 1-year-old Monday Matthew. A 5-year-old girl, Anna Matthew, was wounded and was receiving treatment at Plateau State Specialist Hospital in Jos.
A grandmother of the three children, 57-year-old widow Rose Monday, died in the attack by several armed Fulani herdsmen, relatives said. The slain family members belonged to the Assemblies of God Church in Hwak Kwata-Zawan.