Thursday, May 28, 2015

NIGERIA – Militants kill more than 100 in Benue

More than 100 people are reported to have been killed when Fulani militants attacked villages and displacement camps in Benue state on Sunday.

Release partners say those killed in Ukura, Gafa, Per and Tse-Gusa in the Logo local government area were mostly women, children and elderly people. Many of them had fled to this area from nearby villages to escape earlier violence. 
The attackers, said to be armed with rifles, knives and spears, also burned down many homes in the five-hour attack. Neighbouring villages are now deserted.
Please pray now for our Christian brothers and sisters in Nigeria's middle belt, many of whom live in constant fear of attack. Pray for wisdom and courage for Nigeria's new President, Muhammadu Buhari, who will be officially sworn into office on Friday. Pray that the Government will take firm and decisive action to end the bloodshed in Nigeria.

(Sources: Release partners, The Sun – Nigeria)

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