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Nigeria: Terrorists Kill 37 Christians in Plateau State

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“Terrorists Kill 37 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria,” Morning Star News, September 13, 2023:

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists on Sunday (Sept. 10) killed 10 Christians in Plateau state, Nigeria, where 27 others were slain in August, sources said.

The terrorists attacked Kulben village, Mangu County, at about 8:40 p.m., an area resident said.

“Armed Fulani herdsmen alongside terrorists attacked Kulben community, killing 10 Christians, and injured one other Christian villager,” Yitmwadi Raymond told Morning Star News in a text message.

On Aug. 14 in Riyom County, herdsmen and others attacked a community high school in Kwi village, killing two Christian teachers, Rwang Danladi and his wife Sandra Danladi of BECO Comprehensive School, and injuring two other Christian staff members, said Jeremiah Nyam, a resident of the area.

“They were in the school teaching their students when armed Fulani herdsmen shot and killed them,” Nyam said in a text message to Morning Star News. “The vice principal of the school was also shot at and injured by the herdsmen.”

Dantoro Gyang, principal of the school, confirmed the attack on the school and the killing of the couple by the herdsmen.

“We, the staff and students, were in the school at about 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, when a group of armed herdsmen invaded the school and brought out their guns and started shooting at us,” Gyang told Morning Star News in a text message, identifying the wounded vice principal as Dalyop Ibrahim and saying the other staff member was shot in the abdomen. “The injured are receiving treatment at Jos University Teaching Hospital.”

In Barkin Ladi County, armed herdsmen and terrorists on Aug. 10 invaded two predominantly Christian communities, Banyit and Rahogot, suburbs of Heipang near the Jos airport, where they killed 21 Christians and wounded seven residents, area residents said.

“In the early hours at about 1 a.m., Aug. 10, in Banyit community of Heipang District, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Christians came under attacks from Fulani herdsmen,” Dalyop Ayuba said. “We were sleeping in our homes when armed Fulani herdsmen invaded our communities and shot at us. They killed 21 members of our two communities.”…

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