Suspected Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists in the past month killed at least 30 Christians in Plateau state, Nigeria and 10 in Kaduna state, where they also demanded payment for a corpse after collecting ransom for the Christian they kidnapped and killed.
In Plateau state’s Bokkos County, hundreds of suspected Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists invaded predominantly Christian villages, and along with the slaughters wounded 20 Christians, burned down a church building and destroyed homes, Morning Star News reported.
An attack on Ser village on Nov. 23 left nine Christians dead and the 20 injured, they said. The approximately 200 assailants also burned down 30 houses. An area resident said the attack was the third within a week.
The assailants on Nov. 22 also attacked Bokkos County’s Wumat village, killing 11 Christians and burning down dozens of houses, Morning Star News reported. About 200 herdsmen and other terrorists reportedly attacked Wumat village, shot at fleeing Christians and burned down dozens of houses.
In Maikatako village and Dadin Kowa, more than 300 Fulani herdsmen attacked on Nov. 16–17, killing 11 Christians, according to the report. Fulani herdsman also reportedly burned down a church building and more than 20 houses in the two predominantly Christian villages.
In neighboring Kaduna state, suspected Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists killed 10 Christians and kidnapped nine additional people, including a Roman Catholic priest, in the past three weeks, area residents said.
In the 2022 World Watch List of the countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian, Nigeria jumped to seventh place, its highest ranking ever, from No. 9 the previous year.