More Than 100 Christians Killed in Nigeria's Plateau State
Religion Today Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2011 Sep 26
A series of attacks by armed Muslim extremists in Nigeria's Plateau State have left more than 100 Christians dead, including one pregnant woman and the elimination of many entire families, according to Compass Direct News. Nigerian Muslim nomads, enlisted by militant Muslims to attack Christian communities because of their expert understanding of the rural terrain, raided three villages in guerilla-type "hit-and-run" attacks during the nights of September 8, 9 and 10. Survivors of the attacks said men in military uniforms of the Nigerian Army accompanied the assailants. Emmanuel Dachollom Loman, chairman of the local government council, said he had repeatedly reported attacks to security agencies and the Nigerian government, but nothing had been done to protect his people. "This is becoming too much to bear," he said. "The government should help us before Muslims come and wipe all of us out one day."