A joyous celebration turned bloody when suspected Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 16 Christians after a baby dedication in central Nigeria on April 14, 2019.
The vicious attack took place in Konshu-Numa village, a predominantly Christian community, around 7 p.m. on Palm Sunday. Christians gathered in church following an infant dedication service when the militants attacked the group and fired indiscriminately, reports Morning Star News.
I need to know who are the perpetrators of this act and I have given about seven days maximum because we want to use that as a deterrent to any group of people who have this propensity for killing people unnecessarily. —Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Governor of Nasarawa State
The mother of the baby, Safaratu John Kabiru Ali, was killed and the father is in critical condition. Those slain were between the ages of 10 and 80.
A witness disclosed that 17 people were killed, including “10 members of the Ruhaniya Baptist Church, five members of Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ (ERCC), one member of the Evangelical Church Winning All