Fulani Militants Kill 50 Christians in Two Days in Two States of Nigeria

ICC Note: Fulani militants killed more than 50 Christians in Plateau and Kogi State combined over the past two days. This continued aggression has led to tens of thousands of displaced Christians across Nigeria and thousands killed over the past few years.

03/16/2018 Nigeria (All Africa) – No fewer than 50 persons have been confirmed killed by herdsmen in Kogi and Plateau states in the last 48 hours.

While the Nigerian Army confirmed 25 killed in Plateau in fresh attacks on Rafiki village, 25 were also reported killed in five communities in Kogi.

This is exclusive of the death of two female suicide bombers who blew themselves up in a failed attack in Maiduguri late Wednesday night, but injured nine persons in the process.

The killings came as 26 persons killed by herdsmen on March 5, 2018, at Omusu community, Ojigo, Benue State, were yesterday given mass burial by the state government, with Governor Samuel Ortom calling for an end to the senseless killings across the country.

The sustained and coordinated attacks in Kogi State occurred in Oganenugu, Iyale, Ojiapata in Dekina LGA and Obakume and Abejukolo in Omala LGA of the state; all in Igala land of Kogi East Senatorial District.

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