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Christians killed in Fulani attack in Nigeria

by Hannah Tooley

World Watch Monitor has reported that ten people were killed by Fulani herdsmen in the mainly Christian village of Jema, in central Nigeria.

They were allegedly attacked in the early hours on 16th August.

Earlier in the month there were also attacks on three villages in the same region.

The charity says attacks of this nature have killed hundreds of Nigerians and in Benue state, south east Nigeria, more than 1,000 people have died.

Rev Augustine Akpen Leva told World Watch Monitor: "This is another jihad like the one waged by Boko Haram in the north-east of the country.

"The attackers carry sophisticated weapons, sometimes they even used chemical weapons on our communities.

"They just come, often overnight when people are sleeping.

"They attack defenceless people and go away.

"They clearly have an agenda: to wipe out the Christian presence and take over the land."

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