On 18 December, Fulani militiamen massacred 40 Christians in two villages in Kaura LGA of Kaduna state. In this piece, Father Aaron Tanko relates his observations after visiting the scene of the attacks and participating in the mass funeral service for the victims.
In an amenity ward of the Vom Christian hospital, four-month-old David Pam slept peacefully in a baby bed on the morning of 14 August, unaware of the fate that had befallen him.
Two weeks earlier, on 31 July, Islamic terrorists identified as members of the Fulani tribe attacked his village of Danda Chugwi, 15 miles southwest of Jos, and killed almost his entire family. His right arm was severed by the terrorists’ bullet in an attack that has been condemned as ‘callous’ by local officials.