Christian Nigerian Woman is Murdered by Suspected Fulani Herders While Cleaning Her Church

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen in Plateau state, Nigeria on Saturday (Aug. 27) shot and killed a Christian woman as she cleaned her church building, sources said.

Lyop Dalyop was sweeping and cleaning the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) building in Bangai village, Riyom County, when she was ambushed by “armed men suspected to be Fulani militias,” said an attorney who serves as the director of Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria.

“The incident occurred at about 8:05 p.m., shortly after she had gone to sweep the COCIN Church, Bangai, in preparation for Sunday morning worship service,” Dalyop Solomon Mwantiri told Morning Star News in a text message. “The armed Fulani men shot her in the head.”

In June suspected Fulani herdsmen shot and killed a Christian and wounded two others in Chaha village, Jos South County, he said. The Fulani attacked the village in Vwang District shortly after 8:30 p.m. on June 4.

Stephen Gyang, 24, was shot dead, while two other Christians, Isaac Gyang and the Rev. Davou Ishaya John of the COCIN sustained injuries and were receiving hospital treatment, Mwantiri said. Isaac Gyang’s injuries reportedly left him in critical condition at Jos University Teaching Hospital.

The Fulani attacked the pastor and Isaac Gyang as they returned from a church program, and when Gyang’s brother, Stephen Gyang, tried to take them to a hospital, he was shot dead, Mwantiri said.

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Source: Morning Star News