Sunday, December 1, 2013

Dozens killed in fresh attacks in central Nigeria

Four Christian-dominated villages decimated; Muslim tribe suspected of attacks

Mass burials took place on Tuesday.
World Watch Monitor
About 40 people were killed in coordinated attacks on Monday night in four Christian-dominated villages in the central Nigerian State of Plateau.
Local sources contacted by World Watch Monitor report that the assailants, believed to be members of the Fulani tribe, came at around 2am on Tuesday morning, attacking the Berom communities in the villages of Katu Kapang, Daron, Tul and Rawuru.
Those killed included a one-year-old boy shot at close range, a four-year old and several women and other children, villagers told local media.
Rev. Soja Bewarang, the Chairman of the State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), who presided over a mass burial of 15 victims on Tuesday, has called on security forces to ensure security in remote areas, which are more vulnerable.

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