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Nigeria Crisis: Christian youths arm themselves as hundreds flee

Hundreds of Christians were fleeing this remote Nigerian village following an attack by Muslim militiamen, leaving behind a ragtag gang of lightly-armed youths to protect their homes. Villagers from Sabon Gida, an impoverished cluster of mud-brick huts in central Nigeria’s strife-torn Plateau State, told AFP that they and six more communities nearby were attacked by Fulani gunmen before dawn on Tuesday. “Seven villages have been attacked, they killed 25 people. I saw 25 dead bodies myself,” said Pastor Mangmwos Tangshak, head of the local branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria. The dead were buried by relatives, he added. Full Story

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