Christian Grandmother in Nigeria Left Homeless After Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill Her Son, Daughter-in-Law and Granddaughter

A woman attends a community dialogue meeting as she sits in front of a burnt building belonging to Christ Holy Church International in Uzo-Uwani village near Nimbo town in Nigeria’s southeastern state of Enugu August 4, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

A Christian grandmother in Nigeria has shared her heartbreaking story of losing much of her family to a Muslim Fulani attack and being made homeless.

Talatu Gado told Morning Star News through tears on Wednesday that her 35-year-old son, 21-year-old daughter-in-law and 5-year-old granddaughter were all killed after Fulani herdsmen, which some groups say have been radicalized, attacked their village.

The attack on Aug. 3 happened in Angwan Kauna village in Bassa county of Plateau state, part of a series of violent raids this past year which has seen thousands of Christians killed and their villages and homes burned down.

“Prior to the herdsmen attack on us, they had while grazing their cattle around homes and farms threatened us,” said Gado, a member of the Evangelical Church Winning All community.

“One of them once told me that a day would come that I will weep, that is if I’m still alive to cry. I never knew they’ll carry out their threat. Now my heart bleeds.”

A fourth relative, 7-year-old Gado Monday, was injured by a gunshot but survived.

“Those of us who were able to escape from the house survived the shooting, but we were displaced as we have been forced to flee the village,” she said.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Stoyan Zaimov