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Nigeria: Kaduna villages death toll rises to 150

Posted on: March 26, 2014 12:38 PM
Burnt houses in Kaduna village attacked by Fulani herdsmen
Photo Credit: World Match Monitor
Related Categories: Kaduna, Nigeria

[Crossmap] The death toll following a massacre across three villages in central Nigeria a week ago has risen beyond 150, according to the deputy Chairman of the Kaura Local Government Area in Southern Kaduna.

Suspected Fulani herdsmen raided three mainly Christian villages Ugwar Sankwai, Ungwan Gata and Chenshyi (known also as Tekun) late last Friday night (14th March).

240 houses were set ablaze, alongside three churches, one ECWA (Evangelical Church Winning All) and two Anglican. The wife and three children of the pastor of the ECWA Church, Rev Likita Riku were killed, and burnt beyond recognition.

The victims were buried in three different mass graves after inter-denominational prayers last Sunday.

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