NIGERIA – Muslim Fulani spread violence to community in Cross River State


Date:  November 9, 2017

Muslim Fulani herdsmen have attacked the Ugaga community killing one and injuring several in the overwhelmingly Christian Cross River State on 6 November.

There has been a mass movement of Fulani herdsmen crossing into the state from neighbouring Benue State, where there is a history of Fulanis ambushing Christian communities, the governor of Cross River, Ben Ayade, said after an emergency meeting.

Over 55 people were killed in October alone by Fulani attacks on Christian communities. This includes the 29 people – mainly children –who were locked in a classroom and slaughtered on 16 October in Bassa, Plateau State. A few days earlier, the nearby communities of Mai Farin Mota and Jebu Miango were also attacked, with seven people killed.

Ayade has condemned the attack and called on the federal government to show “moral courage” and protect vulnerable communities.

From The Daily Post here

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