NIGERIA – Nigeria: 4 Children, Grandmother Among 17 Christians Slaughtered by Radicals in Mass Raid

The Christian Post | Oct. 2, 2018

(PHOTO: REUTERS/AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE)A woman attends a community dialogue meeting as she sits in front of a burnt building belonging to Christ Holy Church International in Uzo-Uwani village near Nimbo town in Nigeria’s southeastern state of Enugu August 4, 2016.

Seventeen Christians, including four children and one grandmother, were shot dead last week by Fulani radicals who raided their homes in Jos, Nigeria.

Morning Star News reported that the attack happened on Thursday evening, when the gunmen broke into homes and began shooting at anyone they saw.

Lucky Kogi, one of the survivors, revealed that two of his children and 14 members of his extended family were killed in the slaughter.

Rogu Audu, another witness whose mother and two children were murdered in the attack, said, “When the Fulani herdsmen came, they shot into the house randomly, breaking and forcing their way into rooms, shooting defenseless women and children and anyone in sight.”

Audu claimed that Nigerian army soldiers accompanied the Fulani attackers who were armed with both firearms and machetes.

“The Fulani herdsmen came from the Wild Life Park, which shares a border with our community,” Audu said. “The park is located in the southern flank of Rukuba Road and has rocky hills, which provided the attackers with cover to enable them to invade our community.”

The man revealed that all the casualties were members of the local Evangelical Church Winning All.

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