NIGERIA – Muslim Fulani herdsmen kill 2 Christian teenage girls as persecution escalates

CP | Leah MarieAnn Klett | January 22, 2020

Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed two young Christian women in southern Kaduna state, Nigeria, just weeks after members of the same terrorist group killed 13 and wounded three Christians in a neighboring town. 

According to Morning Star News, Briget Philip, 18, and Priscilla David, 19, were killed by herdsmen on motorbikes who rode into Gora-Gan village in Zango Kataf County at about 5 p.m. shooting villagers on sight.

“Both girls, who were secondary school pupils, worshiped at the Catholic parish of Gora-Gan,” local resident Luka Biniyat told the outlet.

Also wounded in the attack on the predominantly Christian community were 18-year-old Henry Jonathan, 19-year-old Benjamin Peter, and Goodluck Andawus, 12, he said, adding that the herdsmen attacked when people flocked to the village square where evangelism and social activities are held.

“As the people fled into nearby bushes to take cover, the attackers retreated and left,” area resident Solomon John told Morning Star News. “We are sad about these attacks on our people, which seem to be unending.”

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