ICC Note: Over 70 suspected Fulani herdsmen raided a village in Nasawara State, Nigeria, killing the village leader’s two sons and wounding numerous others. The attacks occurred in Kofar Gwari while many of the villagers were meeting to discuss recent Fulani herder attacks and kidnapping that have plagued the region.
Reports indicate that midway through the meeting, the herdsmen appeared from seemingly nowhere and began opening fire on the unsuspecting villagers.
Fulani herder attacks on predominantly Christian farming communities have increased in the last several years, raising serious concerns that the attacks are religiously motivated.
It appears that these herdsmen, who often espouse jihadi rhetoric during mass slaughters, are perpetrating ethnic cleansing against native Christians in Nigeria’s “Middle Belt”.
(The Street Journal) – A group of suspected Fulani militia numbering over 70 have stormed Kofar Gwari in Kokona Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, killing two sons of the traditional ruler of the community.
The Street Journal gathered that the marauders arrived in the community on Sunday at a time members of the vigilante groups in the area were holding a meeting to address the recent spate of killings and kidnapping in their area.
Our correspondent learned that mid-way in the vigilante group’s meeting, the militia arrived from nowhere and attacked them, shooting their guns sporadically and in the process, killed the victims, Yawel Oshawu and Idi Ibrahim and wounded scores of others.
Sources said the militia had in an earlier attack, which lasted four hours, left many homes destroyed and robbed many residents of their property, culminating in many residents deserting the community for fear of further attacks.…
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