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Children Are Among 10 Christians Killed in Overnight Raid

An overnight raid on a village in Nigeria’s Plateau state has left 10 Christians dead, including several children. 

The attack on Ta’agbe village, in Miango District, was carried out in the early hours of Friday morning by radicalised Fulani herdsmen, reports International Christian Concern. 

Witnesses said the attackers were carrying sophisticated weapons and shouting “Allahu Akbar”, or “God is great”. 

During the attack, the herdsmen also set fire to 100 homes, leaving 690 people displaced.

The National President of the Irigwe Youth Movement told ICC that the attack was aimed at wiping Christians from the area.

The victims included three children, the youngest of whom was only 4 years-old. Six of the victims are reported to have been from the same family. 

A survivor of the attack, Sibi Gara, told ICC, “I lost my grandchildren for the sake of Christ.” 

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