02/01/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – There have been increased attacks in Plateau State, Nigeria over the past several weeks. There have been two large attacks that took place on January 26 and 27. These two attacks took places in Kwatas and Marish villages and left a total of at least 32 dead.
The attack on Kwatas, which took place on the 26th, left at least 15 people killed according to online reports. A local source told ICC that the number is actually 21 however. The attack was also confirmed to have been committed by Fulani according to the online reports.
The second attack was in Marish village on the 27th. During this attack nor only were 17 people killed, but a church was also burned down. Despite this, the media and government will continue to say that there is no religious element to the attacks that are happening.
These attacks followed other recent attacks that killed at least 15 other people as well. That brings the total death count in January in Plateau State to at least 47. With the other attacks that have taken place in other areas by fulani and boko haram, 2020 has started off very bloody. Please continue to pray for our suffering brothers and sisters in Nigeria.
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