“Attacks by Islamic Extremists in Nigeria Leave at Least 28 Christians Dead,” Morning Star News, January 3, 2015:
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani gunmen on Friday (Jan. 2) killed 15 Christians in an area of Kaduna state where 10 others were killed on Dec. 27, ending a week of violence in Nigeria in which at least 28 died.
The ethnic Fulani herdsmen killed the 15 Christians in Ambe-Madaki village, in Kaduna’s Sanga Local Government Area, in an attack that began at about 4 a.m., sources said. On Dec. 27 in Tattaura village of the same area, Muslim Fulanis killed 10 Christians.
In yesterday’s assault, the Muslim Fulani gunmen shot villagers and set fire to their houses, a local resident, Yohanna Adamu, told Morning Star News by phone. He said many other Christians remained missing, and scores of others sustained injuries.
“Many of our people are missing, and more than 20 houses have been burned down,” he said. “We are all members of the Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ.”
On New Year’s Eve in Plateau state, Muslim Fulani gunmen at about 8:30 a.m. attacked the Christian community of Kantoma, Mangu Local Government Area, killing three members of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), residents told Morning Star News. Area resident Ulama Joseph said by phone that Muslim Fulani herdsmen carried out the attack as the Christians were preparing for New Year’s festivities.
“The attackers came from a Muslim Fulani settlement around the area,” he said, adding that the assailants beheaded one of the three Christians killed, taking the head with them as they fled. The assault has caused panic among area Christians, most of them COCIN members….