Fulani herdsmen and other extremists killed 33 Christians in an attack Saturday night through the early hours of Sunday (April 15–16) in Kaduna State, Nigeria, Morning Star News reported.
Area residents said herdsmen alongside other armed attackers invaded predominantly Christian Runji village on Saturday (April 15).
“Please pray for us. It’s a black Sunday, as 33 Christians were killed by herdsmen and terrorists in the early hours of Sunday, 16 April,” area resident Mugu Zakka Bako said in a text message to Morning Star News. “They were also buried today, Monday, 17 April.”
Area residents said nearly half the village’s houses were burned and described the attack as a massacre.
In the 2023 World Watch List of the countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian, Nigeria jumped to sixth place, its highest ranking ever, from No. 7 the previous year.