Two Nigerian Christian Villages Attacked In One Night

01/14/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – On January 8, militant Fulani herdsmen killed 13 Christians in Plateau state. Approximately 20 herdsmen surrounded the village of Kulben at 8:00 pm, descending with guns and forcing the villagers to flee into the bush.

In total, 13 Christian villagers were killed and three others were wounded. The victims are members of the Church of Christ in Nations. A Plateau state legislator, Bala Fwengje, reportedly commented that the attacks came in spite of security agency efforts. Fwengje also commented that that the attack came unprovoked.

On the same day four students were kidnapped from a Catholic seminary in neighboring Kaduna state. Unknown armed bandits shot sporadically at The Good Shepherd Catholic Major Seminary late in the evening. Although no injuries were reported, four students were missing in the wake of the incident.

This comes after continued violence by Boko Haram and ISWAP movements in the regions, specifically regarding kidnappings. Please continue to pray for the victims of unprovoked violence that Nigerian Christians are experiencing from multiple aggressors.

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