(Barnabas Aid) — Seven vulnerable older Christians, unable to flee as hundreds Fulani militants attacked their village in Plateau State, Nigeria during the national Covid-19 lockdown were burnt to death in their homes.
More than 300 gunmen descended on the Christian village of Hukke, near Jos, in the early hours of April 2, setting fire to at least 23 homes. The youngest of those killed was aged 67 and the oldest 90.
A Barnabas contact reported that the villagers were staying at home because of government Covid-19 restrictions when the attack came. He added that villages were left “very vulnerable” after the few security forces stationed in the area were pulled out late last month as national focus turned to combating coronavirus.
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