Muslim herdsmen in Nigeria recently invaded a number of Christian villages, burning churches and homes, and slaughtering over 70 Christians including a church pastor. In a May 11 communique, a local source wrote,
The jihadists, in their quest to eliminate Christians in Plateau state and their thirst for blood, have succeeded in killing Christians and burning their houses… They are right now attacking Rim, Bangai, Gwon, Wereng, Ringya and Sopp…. Lives have been lost almost every day, and [there is] no serious action from any quarter by the government. But we are still faithful to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Although Muslim Fulani herdsmen have historically had property disputes with Christian farmers, Christian leaders say attacks by the herdsmen, as with terrorist group Boko Haram, constitute a war “by Islam to eliminate Christianity” in Nigeria.