Monday, March 8, 2010

Ethnic Cleansing in Nigeria


Sunday morning in the central Nigerian region of Jos, gangs of wandering Fulani people (Muslim herders) slaughtered over 500 indigenous Berom people (Christian villagers).

The gangs fired guns to rouse the villagers from their homes; when the villagers attempted to escape, they were cut down with machetes and burned. Many of the victims were women, children, and the elderly. Survivors are preparing themselves for suicide attacks against Churches that the Fulani have indicated are coming.

These latest attacks appear to be reprisal killings for clashes in January.

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