09/25/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Hukke Village is a small town outside of Jos, Nigeria. Yet, despite its small size, it has been targeted by attackers on numerous occasions. The most recent of these attacks took place early Tuesday morning at around 8:15, Nigeria’s time.
According to a local spokesman, Mr. Lawrence Zongo, the attack was committed by Fulani militants from a nearby area. Spokesman for Miango Youth Development Association, stated, “Today, 23/09/2019 by 8.15a.m., Fulani herdsmen killed three people at Hukke village of Miango District, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. Two women and a community leader were killed. The attack was a surprise to us after we agreed to accept peace process by the Plateau State Peace Building Agency last Saturday.”
He continued, “The names of the deceased are Mrs. Ladi Wuh (45), Mrs. Laraba Audu (36-year-old deaf) and Elder Musa Yevuh (40), community leader of Hukke.”
As Mr Zongo mentioned, this attack took place just a couple of days after the local community leadership and the Local Fulani leadership came to a peace agreement. The leaders had met at a conference called “Climate Action for Peace, Promoting Healing, Forgiveness and Reconciliation,” at Miango Town Hall.
Despite this continued harassment, Hukke has not received any aid from the government or the protection from the military. These constant attacks without any prosecution of the attackers has brought the Nigerian Governments abilities and loyalties into serious question. They must ensure the safety of their people who are being killed in raids all across the north and Middle Belt. Please pray for the safety of the Christians who are suffering at the forefront of this onslaught.
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