Attacks leave women, children, elderly homeless as they flee gunfire on Christmas Day
As Christians in the West safely celebrate Christmas, Christians in other parts of the world are recovering from a deadly Christmas Eve attack that killed 130 and left many homeless. In a story that needs more attention, over 100 Christian villagers are dead after a Christmas Eve attack on their villages in Plateau State of Nigeria. The story reported by award-winning conflict reporter Masara Kim for Truth Nigeria details how even on Christmas Day as weather worsens, thousands of women, children, and elderly are evacuating as scattered gunfire is heard around the area of attack.
That area of attack appears to be in the eastern part of Bokkos county. Attacks began December 23 and appear to have escalated on Christmas Eve with the hardest-hit villages on Christmas Eve include Makabat, Mbar, Tahore, Sanyang, Daress Mandar, Hurum, Danbukur, Maiyanga, NTV and Tudun Mazat. In these villages, numerous houses were burned, and residents were displaced,” according to the story posted by Masara Kim. Kim is senior editor for Truth Nigeria.
More details from other Truth Nigeria reporters include this: “The attacks continuing to the morning of December 25 forced residents, including children, to flee on foot amid worsening weather. A TruthNigeria reporter, native to the area, shared that his mother slept in a dry stream, while his siblings joined 20 civilian volunteers to defend their village. By the morning of December 25, at least 20 people were confirmed killed, five in the reporter’s village Butura Kampani, with others still missing.”
This is a story that needs much more attention. Be sure to share it and let people know what is happening to Christians this holiday season. You can follow at this link: the latest information on the Christmas Eve terror attacks in Nigeria.
(Photo: Christian Villagers Flee the Christmas Eve Terror Attack in Nigeria as scattered gunfire is heard around the village. Photo by Truth Nigeria.)