March 17, 2016
Nigeria: Muslims Mass Murder 500 Christians
Then they lied about their motive. Er um kind of shocking I guess, that they didn't just come right out and say Jihad.
Extremist Muslim herdsmen have slaughtered close to 500 Christian farmers in central Nigeria in a series of ongoing attacks over the last month.
The attackers are reportedly still hiding out in the villages, making it too dangerous for survivors to return and bury the dead.
“We have corpses littered in the field like a war fought in the Roman Empire by Emperor Nero,” said Steven Enada, a development advocate campaigning against the killing, speaking to Morning Star News.
Rather, Ogebe said he feels the motivation was religious jihad, with extremists planning to take over the villages, as evidenced by the fact that the herdsmen were still occupying the villages.
Andy Obeya, who was part of a relief team that visited the villages along with media and activists, said only Christians and church buildings were destroyed in the attack. “There was not a single burnt mosque, where everything else was razed,” Obeya said.
While corpses were found everywhere, Obeya noted the team observed thousands of live cattle grazing on people’s farms.