Five Hundred Muslim nomad herdsmen raided a Christian village in rural Nigeria. They burned the village to the ground, killed all the animals, and then they surrounded the church, called Christ Holy Church International, and burnt it to the ground. One of the villagers said that the Muslims were chasing down Christians before slaughtering them:
Ten homes were razed by arson, cars and motorcycles were destroyed, animals killed and Christ Holy Church International also burnt to the ground, the Nigerian news site Vanguard reported.
One young man died when the bus he was travelling in was set fire to near the church.
One victim, Kingsley Ezugwu, speaking to Vanguard from his hospital bed, said: “I was coming out from the house when I heard the community bell ringing. I was going with a friend to know what the bell was all about, only to see about 40 Fulani herdsmen armed with sophisticated guns and machetes.
“They pursued us, killed my friend and shot at me several times but missed. They caught up with me and used machetes on me until I lost consciousness.”
When the attackers realised he was still alive, others were summoned to finish him off. He managed to crawl away and said he was helped to hospital by a “good samaritan”.