Fulani Herders Kill Kidnapped Pastor; Behead a Christian Father and His 7-year-old Son

People react as a truck carries the coffins of people killed by the Fulani herdsmen, in Makurdi, Nigeria, January 11, 2018. | REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
People react as a truck carries the coffins of people killed by the Fulani herdsmen, in Makurdi, Nigeria, January 11, 2018. | REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

07/30/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – ICC has confirmed an attack reported by Punch Newspapers of an incident yesterday where a father and son were killed by men suspected to be Fulani Militants.

“The victims identified as Thomas Wollo, 46, and Nggwe Thomas, seven, were said to have been were attacked and beheaded by some herdsmen close to their home in Tafigana village, Bassa LGA, while returning from a choir practice at about 8.50pm on Sunday,” said the news source.

The perpetrators of the attack were said to have disappeared into the bush afterwards and have not been found. Zongo Lawrence, the spokesman for Miango Youth Development Association, stated that later that day millions of naira (Nigerian currency), worth of farmland were also destroyed in a nearby village.

“Seventeen of our people have been killed by Fulani herdsmen this year,” Lawrence said in a statement. “The international community should come to our aid; we are under heavy siege.”

“As a people, we are continuously under attack and nobody seems to be hearing our cry for help,” said the President of Irigwe Youth Movement, Mr Chinge Dodo. “It appears that killing our people has become a routine.”

Source: International Christian Concern