Muslim Fulani herdsmen are suspected in January attacks in Nigeria, during which 35 Christians were slain and 16 others were kidnapped, reports Morning Star News.
In Plateau state on Jan. 22, four were killed in an ambush on Dong village, the reports state. The Jan. 11 attack on Ancha village killed 18, six of whom were children. One person was slain the previous day.
Three attacks in Kaduna state claimed 12 lives. Sixteen others were kidnapped:
- Kurmin Masara village was almost completely burned Jan. 30, according to witnesses. Eleven Christians were killed. Mama Fide, an elderly blind woman, burned to death. A Kaduna state spokesman said Nigerian Air Force special forces responded and were ambushed, Morning Star reports.
- Fulani teamed with Islamic extremist terrorists for the Jan. 10 attack on Gbagyi Villa, killing one Christian. The report says 10 people — mostly women and children — were kidnapped.
- In a Jan. 4 raid on Maraban Rido village, six Christians were kidnapped, says the report.
Nigeria is No. 7 on Open Doors’ 2022 World Watch List of places most difficult to be a Christian.