Nigeria: 15 Christians Killed Despite Curfew

June 22, 2023

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“15 Christians Killed in Nigeria Despite Curfew,” International Christian Concern, June 20, 2023:

6/20/2023 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) — Despite a government-imposed curfew in Plateau State this week, Fulani militants killed 15 Christians in the Bwai Village of Mangu in north central Nigeria.

County Chairman Markus Artu declared a curfew beginning Sunday due to ongoing violence. This was the second time in a month when Fulani extremists violated a curfew – more than 40 Christians were killed last month near Mangu.

“The Fulani continue killing daily,” one survivor told an International Christian Concern (ICC) staffer on Wednesday. “Another 15 people were killed last night two days after the curfew was declared in Bwai village.”

Christians in Mangu have suffered from recent Fulani militant violence. More than 16 communities were attacked in recent months, with dozens of Christians killed, farms destroyed, and houses burned.

An ICC staffer tried unsuccessfully to visit one of the attacked villages but was turned away – militants walked around with guns and grazed their cattle on Christian farms….