Around 140 Nigerians were murdered in a series of brutal attacks by a jihadist offshoot of Boko Haram over the Christmas holiday as dozens of Christian communities were raided with hundreds of homes being burnt to the ground.
CHRISTMAS MASSACRE IN NIGERIA:
The death toll is 140 and climbing after a series of coordinated attacks by Jihadist forces in Plateau.
They attacked 20 Christian communities in Central Nigeria, raiding and burning homes while civilians were asleep. 300 are injured and 221 homes… pic.twitter.com/IVWvSe3a2K
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According to The Associated Press, “The assailants targeted 17 communities during the ‘senseless and unprovoked’ attacks on Saturday and Sunday, during which most houses in the areas were burned down, Plateau Governor Caleb Mutfwang said on Tuesday in a broadcast on the local Channels Television.”
Governor Mutfwan said, “As I am talking to you, in Mangu local government alone, we buried 15 people. As of this morning, in Bokkos, we are counting not less than 100 corpses. I am yet to take stock of (the deaths in) Barkin Lad. It has been a very terrifying Christmas for us here in Plateau.”
Amnesty International Nigeria told AP it could confirm 140 deaths in the Christian-dominated Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi areas, but suggested more people are currently unaccounted for and that the death toll will likely rise.
Locals suspect the Fulani Tribe militia was responsible for the attack as they committed similar atrocities back in June, injuring dozens injured and killing at least 30 people in the Plateau state.
As AP reports, the Fulani “have been accused of carrying out such mass killings across the northwest and central regions where the decades-long conflict over access to land and water has further worsened the sectarian division between Christians and Muslims in Africa’s most populous nation.”
Over Christmas there was yet another massacre of Christians in northern Nigeria. Six years ago I reported from there on the massacres of Christians carried out by Muslim, Fulani militia. I still cannot understand why the world does not care. https://t.co/6gdG8Arkvo
— Douglas Murray (@DouglasKMurray) December 26, 2023