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Nigeria: Muslims murder over 30 Christians, set fire to homes and churches, shoot those trying to flee

Nigeria: Muslims murder over 30 Christians, set fire to homes and churches, shoot those trying to flee

Country: 
Nigeria
News Date: 
01/03/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

“Muslim Extremists Murder Over 30 Nigerian Christians In Devastating Attack,”, , March 1, 2019:

Over 30 Nigerian Christians were killed in a brutal early morning attack by radical Islamic Fulani herdsmen, who have been systematically targeting believers living on lands the extremists claim to be their territory.

The Guardian  that the deadly assault occurred at around 4 a.m. near the town of Maro, in Kajuru County of Kaduna state, where the attackers set fire to several buildings, including homes and churches. The extremists shot civilians with rifles as they fled the burning establishments.

A member of local church Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) told  that members “ran out of the church building as the shooting was going on.” She added, “Many have been killed, and I have not seen my family members since morning. I have escaped out of the area.”