A three-year-old girl, Elizabeth Samaila and nine others have been killed in latest attacks by herdsmen on a community in Southern Kaduna State.
Elizabeth who suffered machete cuts to her head died in a hospital a day after the attack by Fulani Herdsmen on Tudun Agwalla community in Kajuru Local Government Area, according to a Christian Solidarity Worldwide report.
Nine others, killed in the attack were buried in a mass grave, with six of the nine killed identified as Richard Yusuf, Kefas Yusuf, Fidelis Wada, Kachia, Genesis Soja, and Rahab Soja.
An Eight-year-old Rita Friday, who was also injured in the attack was among an unkown number of Christians who were wounded in the attack, while seven people remained unaccounted for.
CSW’s Chief Executive Mervyn Thomas in a statement regarding the latest violence said:
“What is particularly unacceptable is that her death is the latest to occur in a series of attacks which continue unabated.
“Southern Kaduna is steadily being transformed into killing fields, either due to a gross failure of governance, or official indifference and acquiescence.”
According to the Intersociety estimates, over 620 Christians have been killed in Nigeria so far since the start of year 2020.
Nigeria is also currently ranked by the Open Doors USA, as the 12th worst country in the world for Christian persecution.
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