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Fulani Herdsmen Kill Four Christmas Carolers
A Gloomy Christmas Celebration for Nigerian Villagers This Year

12/26/2017 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that barely 48 hours before Christmas, suspected Fulani militants attacked Christian worshippers in Nimdem village, Southern Kaduna, Nigeria. The Christians were holding Christmas carols when, at approximately 10:00 p.m., gunmen struck, killing four and injuring 10. The four who were killed were named Jude Haruna, Turaki Dauda, Kaffi Ali, and Amos Musa.

In a press statement released today and made available to ICC by the Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU), signed by Yakubu Kuzamani, National Public Relations Officer, SOKAPU lamented, saying, “We have once again come under unprovoked and gruesome attack two days before Christmas.”  They further expressed, “This has left us wondering why people who had gathered peacefully for joyful Christmas carols in their village should be gunned down for no reasons.”
Confirming the attack, a local pastor, Gideon Mutum, said it happened “during an interdenominational carol that comes every Christmas with Bible quiz, drama, songs and preaching,” and that those critically injured were receiving treatment in different hospitals.
These attacks have become all too common for unsuspecting villagers in Nigeria’s Middle Belt. In 2017, there were more than 100 attacks on Christian villages by Fulani militants that left more than 200 innocent Christians massacred. Southern Kaduna, the state where this attack took place, has been one of the central locations of the violence in Nigeria.
Last year, the Fulani militants launched a similar attack on Goska village on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2016), killing five women and burning down several houses.
ICC’s Regional Manager, Nathan Johnson, stated, “The government in Nigeria must find a way to control the rampaging Fulani militants who have wreaked havoc on Christian farmers in central Nigeria. The devastation that they have wrought has left hundreds dead, and thousands without homes. If they are left unchecked, many more Christians will be left wondering, ‘When will it be me?‘”

Black Christmas: Fulani Kill 8 in Kaduna, Adamawa, Youth CAN Unleashes Threats

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.

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