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Islamist Herdsmen Again Attack Christians in Benue, Nigeria

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

ABUJA (Worthy News)-- Muslim Fulani herdsmen have attacked villages in Nigeria's Benue state Sunday, killing five Christians, according to Morning Star News.

Herdsmen from a border town in Nasarawa state along with mercenaries from Chad and Niger destroyed homes and churches in the mostly Catholic Agatu Area, causing hundreds to flee. The attacks took place while Christian farmers and their families were at worship services.

The Islamist herdsmen and their mercenary allies have killed and maimed Christian villagers for months.

"Life has become unbearable for Christians, as thousands of our members have been displaced in the past one year of intense attacks by Fulani gunmen and Muslim Islamists," said The Rt. Rev. Michael Apochi.

Christians make up 51 percent of Nigeria's 158.2 million, while Muslims account for 45 percent.

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3 thoughts on “Islamist Herdsmen Again Attack Christians in Benue, Nigeria

  1. Dear Joseph DeCaro,
    Thanks a lot for your report titled " Islamists Herdsmen Again Attack Christians in Benue, Nigeria." May I draw your attention to the quotation you attributed to me, the Rt. Rev. Michael Apochi, in your report. Kindly be informed that I had never uttered the words in the quote nor ever made such a comment. Therefore, kindly provide for me your source for the said quotation. Thanks.

  2. Dear Joseph DeCaro,
    Thanks for your prompt response to my comment. I am please to know the source.
    Kindly note that the Nigeria Correspondent of Morning Star News who is the author of the source in question did not have any phone conversation with me as he claimed.
    Thanks a lot.
    Rt. Rev. Michael Apochi

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