Fulani herdsmen burn down 9 churches in Nigeria as Christians decry ongoing violence

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have burned down nine churches and have killed at least 30 people in two separate attacks against Christian communities in Nigeria’s Adamawa state.

According to World Watch Monitor, a group of armed men attacked and burnt down Shima and Shiure villages on Feb. 2 and carried out another assault on Tinde and Dumne villages on Feb. 4.

One local source said that the second attack occurred in broad daylight, as people were about to go to church. Many innocent people were chased and killed by the assailants, who also burned down lots of properties, including nine churches, according to the source.

“Despite several calls to the governor and his deputy, and other security apparatus, the government remained silent as the atrocities continued,” he said.

“The Fulani were able to carry out their deadly attack. They stayed for hours in the vicinity, moving at will, unchallenged,” he added.

Source: Fulani herdsmen burn down 9 churches in Nigeria as Christians decry ongoing violence

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