WSJ—Massacres Shake Uneasy Nigeria

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Pastor Yohanna Gyang Jugu, of Church of Christ in Nigeria, sat outside his burned-down church, tears in his eyes.

"We were sleeping and we heard gunshots all around," he said. "I woke up and went outside. There was nowhere to pass. Fulani men had surrounded the village. They caught my wife and killed her, and my daughter. They were cutting people down with machetes."

During the burial service, Solomn Zang, the commissioner for works and transport in Plateau State, where Dogo Nahawa is located, said that the military was not sufficient for protection.

"God willing, we will do something about this," he said. "Next time if this happens you shouldn't call the police or the military, call on your neighbors to come and fight."

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