Another Ten Christians Killed in Kaduna State as Carnage Continues in Nigeria
Early in the morning on Saturday, March 16, Nandu village in Kaduna State, Nigeria was attacked. Following the string of recent attacks in Kaduna State, Saturday’s killings added an additional nine Christians to the death toll.
Since February 10, there have been at least 270 people killed in Kaduna State alone.
There were several burnt homes as well. The governor of Kaduna state confirmed that the latest attack did occur and called for sustainable peace, but made no mention of those responsible for the killings.
“We were all asleep in our various homes when at about 4 a.m. [Saturday], we heard gunshots everywhere in my village,” Amos Samuel, 40, of Nandu Gbok village in Sanga County told Morning Star News. “Everyone ran out of their homes to escape from the Fulani herdsmen.
Three hours after the herdsmen left, those of us who survived the attack returned to the village to find that our houses were destroyed and 10 of our villagers killed.”
Kaduna state, part of Nigeria’s Middle Belt, has experienced a significant increase in attacks since 2019, but unfortunately they are far from the only state suffering such events. It has been reported that at least 70 Christians have been killed during a 10-week span at the beginning of 2019 across the other Middle Belt states.