More vicious attacks have been made against the peaceful inhabitants of two neighbouring Christian villages. During the early hours of 22 February, ten family members were tragically hacked to death and two others sustained gunshot wounds after an unexpected attack took place in Kogwom Village (Vom District in Jos South, Plateau State). The grieving family had gathered together that morning to conduct the funeral of a grandmother when the unfortunate tragedy took place.
The second incident happened on 23 February at about 10pm, this time in Aduwan Gida Village (located in Zangon Kataf, Southern Kaduna). Similarly, it occurred when villagers had gathered to mourn the loss of an elderly member of the community. After gunmen fired indiscriminately for about ten minutes, a total of six people were killed (including a nursing mother and her six-month-old baby) and many others injured. All who survived are receiving needed medical care at undisclosed locations. It is suspected by authorities that members of the notorious militant Muslim group, Boko Haram, are the perpetrators of the malicious attacks. Source: Christian Solidarity Worldwide