Plateau State: Herdsmen slaughter family of 7

Suspected Fulani herdsmen in
Nigeria have hacked and shot to
death seven sleeping family
members at a Christian village in
the volatile central Plateau state,
officials said. “A family of seven was brutally killed at Riya, a
village in Riyom Iga,” government
spokeswoman Pam Ayuba told AFP
yesterday. He said suspected
ethnic Fulani herdsmen, who are
predominantly Muslim, invaded the mainly Christian and farming
village Wednesday night and shot
and macheted the victims in their
bedrooms before fleeing.
“It was the usual style of attack,
they were killed in their sleep by Fulani herdsmen,” he added. “I
am still expecting the details of
the names, ages and sex of the
victims.”Riyom is near Jos, the
flashpoint capital of the Plateau
state where thousands have died in communal and sectarian clashes
in recent years. At least two
people were killed and several
others injured two weeks ago
when suspected Fulani herdsmen
attacked the area. Jos lies in the so-called middle belt region
dividing the mainly Muslim north
and predominantly Christian
south of Africa’s most populous
nation and top oil producer. PM

One thought on “Plateau State: Herdsmen slaughter family of 7

  1. Dis system of muslims killin xtians is not moral in religious milieu…despite the provisions of the constitution, our govt still watch such happen without utterin a word…dis is not fair? It seems they want civil war again….no problem!!!! We are equal to d task


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