Among the victims were two Pastors and members of their families


Details of last Sunday?s attack in some communities of Taraba State by suspected Fulani herdsmen emerged yesterday as the Christian Reformed Church, Nigeria, CRC-N, put the casualty figure at 30.

Among the victims were two Pastors and members of their families.

In a ?Save Our Soul? appeal to the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, President of CRC-N, Rev. Caleb Ahima, said that the invaders killed the Pastor of the Sondi Church and his only male child.

He added that another Pastor, Nuhu Useni, was also killed by the herdsmen while going to his farm.

Ahima in the statement made available to journalists yesterday, asserted that the time had come for CAN to draw the attention of the Federal Government to the avoidable bloodshed and violence in Southern Taraba.

The cleric lamented that security tips were not responded to promptly to save the innocent residents from the marauders.

He said: ?I wish to inform the National President of CAN about the carnage and genocide by Islamic insurgents of the Hausa-Fulani extraction in the Wukari Local Government Area since February 2014

?On Sunday, October 19, 2014, the predominantly Christian southern part of the state, precisely the Wukari LGA, has been attacked again. The villages of Gindin Waya and Sondi were attacked in the morning of the Day of the Lord on which Christians gather to worship.

?This is the third time that the Muslims have attacked Christians on Sunday. The attack led to the death of four persons in Gindin Waya, and 27 others in Sondi. Among the victims were the Pastor of the Sondi Church and his only male child. The huge army of insurgents that attacked Sondi had many of the insurgents in army uniforms.

?Reports reaching the headquarters of the CRC-N Church in Takum, Southern Taraba State, say that another Pastor, Nuhu Useni, was killed by the Hausa-Fulani as he went to see his farm. His dead body will be brought to Wukari for burial.?

The clergyman also accused the State government of indifference to the killing of harmless villagers.

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