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Residents reveal how hoodlums killed 4 Children, Grandmother in Jos raid

Residents of Jos said Seventeen people, including four children and one grandmother, were shot dead last week by extremists who raided their homes.

Lucky Kogi, one of the survivors, revealed that two of his children and 14 members of his extended family were killed in the slaughter.

Rogu Audu, another witness whose mother and two children were murdered in the attack, said, “When the Fulani herdsmen came, they shot into the house randomly, breaking and forcing their way into rooms, shooting defenseless women and children and anyone in sight.”

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“The Fulani herdsmen came from the Wild Life Park, which shares a border with our community,” Audu said. “The park is located in the southern flank of Rukuba Road and has rocky hills, which provided the attackers with cover to enable them to invade our community.”

Other residents said that wounded family members who suffered cuts on their heads, faces, and hands, are receiving treatment at the Bingham University Teaching Hospital in Jos.

Emeka Umeagbalasi, board chairman of the International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law, told The Christian Post that the attackers are radicalized jihadists who portray themselves as herdsmen, but are armed with AK-47 rifles and sophisticated weapons that they’re using to slaughter so many people.

 

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