About eight people have been reportedly killed in fresh attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Kaduna and Adamawa States.
The two attacks between Christmas Eve and Christmas day sources say equally left scores wounded with many houses razed down.
The Christmas eve attack in Nindem village, in the Godo-Godo district of Jema’a LGA, Kaduna state reportedly occurred at about 9pm when the herders struck a church during a Christmas carol service.
Four people were said to have been killed during the incident while a chorister had his mouth shattered with an AK47 rifle.
A source who gave details of those killed and injured said, “Those killed include Amos Musa, Turaki Roro, Jude Maikayi, and Keffi Kure. Names of injured are Murna Augustine, Eve Shehu, Kwemi Isa, Shagari David, and Timothy Yakubu.”
While security operatives were yet to identify the attackers, a similar incident occurred in Kamale town in Michika Local Government Area, Adamawa State where four people were reportedly killed and hundreds of houses razed by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Christmas day.
Confirming the incident, the Chairman of Michika LGA, Mr. Vandi Fafanza, said police had taken over the situation.
“The police has taking control of the area and normalcy has already return in Kamale after the quick response of security agents to the attack, so there is peace now in the affected town,” Vandi said.
Equally, National Publicity Secretary of National Union of Local Governments Employees (NULGE), Comrade Emmanuel Fashe who was in Michika during the attack said, “we received the report of the killings through some people from Kamale who escaped to Michika, the headquarters of Michika local government for their safety.”
Reacting to the killings, Kamale the National President of the Youth Wing of Christians Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) Engr. David Kadzai threatened to resort to self-help in protecting Christians if government does not do its job.
He described the attacks as calculated plan to eliminate or Christians in the country.
He equally expressed worry over the silence of President Buhari and some top Christians in government over the insecurity confronting Christian communities.
According to Kadzai, already, marked for Religious cleansing are Numan, Demsa and Girei Local Government in Adamawa state.
The silence of government over the situation he said indicates an approval of the killings.