115 people were killed and 50 Christians were burned alive in a pastor’s home in Nigeria this weekend.
Fifty bodies, linked to the Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN), were reportedly discovered in the home of a pastor in Matse. The bodies were suspected to be those who ran for safety to the pastor’s house as they were being pursued by the suspected Fulani attackers.
Zee News reported:
At least 115 people, including a federal senator and a state parliamentarian, have been killed in central Nigeria in the last two days with herdsmen from the Fulani tribe besieging and raiding Christian villages near conflict-prone Jos city, prompting violent clashes.
Those killed today were attending the funeral of 63 other people killed earlier yesterday in Karkuruk village in Barkin Ladi local government area when the assailants returned to kill more people with guns and machetes.
Chairman of Barkain Ladi Local Government Emmanuel Lomang, and member representing Barakin Ladi/Riyom in the House of Representatives Simon Mwadkom, narrowly escaped death today.
Mwadkom was wounded and lying unconscious in the hospital at Barakin Ladi General Hospital.
After the attack on funeral attendees, some 50 bodies were also discovered burnt in the house of a pastor of the Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) in Matse village in Riyom Local Government Area of the state.
The discovery of the bodies brought the total number of deaths since yesterday to 115 including that of the lawmakers.
Details of how the lawmakers were killed is still sketchy but villagers said gunmen descended from the hills at Matse as they were conducting the burial and closed in on them.