On Sunday 13 November Fulani militants, reportedly numbering 200, attacked four villages in the Kauru local area of Nigeria’s Kaduna State. Forty-five predominantly Christian villagers were murdered, including men, women, and children, some of whom were burnt beyond recognition. Approximately 100 houses and other properties, including churches, were also destroyed.
Adamu, a local resident accused the government of failing to stop the persistent attacks that have claimed hundreds of lives in southern Kaduna.
The attacks came a day after the Fulani herdsmen and indigenous communities in Kauru and neighbouring Local Government Areas resolved to live at peace with each other.
In reaction to the killings, the state government’s statement condemned the “barbaric” attacks, saying they would not derail ongoing efforts at peace-building in southern Kaduna.
Sources: International Christian Concern, World Watch Monitor
- Pray for the families of the Christian villagers murdered during this brutal attack; ask the Lord to comfort them in their grief and heal the trauma they have suffered.
- Pray that the Fulani militants will be brought to justice and that the Nigerian government and military would do more to protect its citizens.
- Pray the Lord’s generous provision will ensure the speedy rebuilding of the 100 houses and other properties that were destroyed during this attack.