NIGERIA – Raiders kill 60 villagers as homes destroyed
Release partners in Nigeria report a series of attacks in Gire and Riyom local government areas.
Fulani herdsmen reportedly attacked and destroyed four villages in Gire, near the border with Cameroon, killing 60 people.
They struck in Riyom, Plateau state, while villagers were at church. The Christians, who belong to the Berom tribe, returned from their service to find the roofs had been torn from their houses.
Our brothers and sisters in Nigeria have faced attacks on two fronts: Islamist extremists Boko Haram have been driving Christians from the north and targeting churches, while Fulani herdsmen have been staging widespread, continuing attacks to try to take over their land. Raids by the Fulani go largely unreported by the Nigerian Government.
- Please pray for Christian villagers who are vulnerable to attack, that they may know God’s protection.
- Pray the Nigerian Government will respond adequately to prevent these continuing attacks by the Fulani.
- Pray for those in Gire who are mourning their dead today.
(Source: Release partner)