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Nigeria: More Churches Burned, More Lives Lost For The Glory Of “Allah” In Plateau State

Qur’an Sura 8:59a, “The infidels should not think that they can get away from us. Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them …”

Nigeria News – “No fewer than 11 people, among whom were five security operatives, were said to have been killed when gunmen attacked Gako and Tanjol communities in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Two churches were also burnt in the attack, said to have been carried by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

The incident, said to have occurred around 5am on Wednesday, came less than 24 hours after the Ardo of the Fulani in Riyom, Alhaji Mohammad Adamu, alleged that gunmen suspected to be Berom youths, attacked the herdsmen cattle, killing 60 and seriously injuring 35.

Executive Director, Stefanos Foundation, Mr. Mark Lipdo, said the villagers had received intelligent report that some Fulani had arrived Mahanga, a remote Fulani community in Riyom, where the military had carried out an operation to rid the area of arms following the July 7, 2012 attack which killed over 100 people, including the Senator, representing Plateau North, Dr. Gyang Dantong.

He said prior to this, the villagers had also received information that the Fulani herdsmen had met on May 9 to strategise on the attack and the following day, around 12noon, over 10 vehicles, loaded with suspected militants, arrived in the area.

In a text message to our correspondent, Lipdo said, ‘Information says right now, 5am, 11/06/14, there is an attack by Fulani against Tanjol of Jol community in Riyom LGA. On 10/06/14 intelligent reports said Fulani herdsmen arrived in Guava ( Mahanga) village of Riyom. The attack has now begun, but response to information has not been impressive.’

He said the villagers reported that two civilians and five military men in uniform were killed, while churches and several houses were razed down.

Media/Communication Officer of the Special Task Force, Capt. Ikedichi Iweha, confirmed the incident. He however said no security agent was killed in the attack.

He said the STF personnel had been mobilised to maintain peace in the troubled community, adding that the task force would make a statement after assessing the situation

Also the Police Public Relations Officer, Dominic Esin, confirmed that only six people were killed.

He did not make any mention of security agent killed in the attack, adding that five others were injured.” Source – Nigeria News.


  1. keijo leppioja
    09/29/2014 at 7:17 AM

    The devil hate us and our the church and our love to the lord and our blessed life he will destroy and burn down our the church but his time is short in deeds and he are be take to captive of prison in 1000 yers very soon and the world will be free from his hurst and the spirit,thanks and bless and joy,keijo sweden


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