Fulani men kill Catholic Seminarian

ICC Note:  Several Fulani militants armed with machetes slaughtered a Catholic Seminarian, a pregnant woman, and injured other people on Thursday morning.  The victim used to be a student at the Catholic Spiritian International School of Theology (CSIST) and a tenant at the woman’s house. The militants were grazing cattle inside the property of the victim and when the women noticed their presence. They immediately rang the metal gong to alert the village. This enraged the militants because it caused the cattle to run in disarray and they promised to invade them that night. The villagers are desperate and tired of how the Fulani men have raped, robbed, and taken over their lands without any immediate repercussions. The Fulani group has almost exclusively targeted Christians, as they seek to displace farmers for the purpose of territorial takeover in the name of Islam.

08/26/2016, Nigeria (Vanguard) – Four months after herdsmen invaded Nimbo village in Enugu State,  killing and maiming the villagers, another village in the same state was, yesterday, attacked  by, at least, 50 herdsmen leaving death and tears in their wake.  The invaded village was Ndiagu,Attakwu, Akegbe-Ugwu in Nkanu-West Local Government Area of the state. Some of the victims include 26-year-old Seminarian, Lazarus Nwafor, on a year apostolic work, who was slaughtered and a six-month pregnant woman whose stomach was ripped open.
Four members of Ogbodo Nwarum family, whose house the slain Seminarian was a tenant, also sustained severe machete cuts from the rampaging herdsmen, who ripped open the stomach of a 6-month pregnant woman, Mrs. Nwarum, in the operation that started at about 2:15am.

The attack on the Enugu community came on a day four persons, including the son of a World bank consultant, got drowned in Egbe River, Egbe, in Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State, as they were on a World Bank assessment mission to the dam and had commenced work on Tuesday night.

Until his death,Nwafor,was a seminarian at the Catholic Spiritan International School of Theology, CSIST, Attakwu. The injured victims are in critical conditions at the Mother of Christ Teaching Hospital and Parklane Teaching Hospital, Enugu.

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