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Jihadists attack villages

Several villages in Nigeria’s Miango District came under a series of severe attacks last weekend, by men identified by locals as Fulani militants.

The Irigwe Development Association, (IDA), released a press statement on Sunday reporting that 250 houses were burned down during the “unhindered” attacks.

“About seven people were killed, while several others were injured and are receiving treatment at some undisclosed hospitals,” read the statement. “Over 40 hectares (approx. 100 acres) of farmland with a variety of crops were completely destroyed beyond resurrection and growth. Several household items and domestic animals were carted away.”

Several villages in Nigeria’s Miango District came under a series of severe attacks last weekend, by men identified by locals as Fulani militants.

The Irigwe Development Association, (IDA), released a press statement on Sunday reporting that 250 houses were burned down during the “unhindered” attacks.

“About seven people were killed, while several others were injured and are receiving treatment at some undisclosed hospitals,” read the statement. “Over 40 hectares (approx. 100 acres) of farmland with a variety of crops were completely destroyed beyond resurrection and growth. Several household items and domestic animals were carted away.”

A source for International Christian Concern, a persecution watchdog, visited the devastated areas and confirmed the attacks, adding that nine people survived gunshot wounds, while more than 22,000 people were displaced.

“We call on the international community to come to our aid,” said the local ICC source. “The Nigerian government has betrayed us and allowed us to fall under the mercy of guns because of our faith.”

“The military cannot help by containing the situation, but they were rather on the side of the Fulani (militants),” he added. “The house of the chief of Jebu Miango was burned down along with scores of other houses. It was a burning spree for the marauders while the security watched without saying anything. Please pray… as we are helpless.”

(CBN News; Picture Courtesy: Reuters)

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