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Nigeria: Extremists burn Pastor his wife and 3 children to death

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A Nigerian pastor, his wife and three children were burnt to death by militants belonging to Fulani herdsmen group. As a result of a recent attack launched on a village where no less than 95 homes were razed. A church was also torched by the attackers.

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Details emerged that the victim Reverend Adamu Gyang Wurim, his wife and three children were burnt to death, as the attack unfolded in Barkin Ladi. Daily post Nigeria confirmed that the attackers also burnt a church. Rev. Wurim was a priest with the Church of Christ in Nations denomination and was ministering a church in Abonong village, Foron District.

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During the attack, the victim family had taken refuge in their home; however, the attackers set their home on fire burning them alive. A local lawmaker Peter Gyendeng stated that at least three people were killed during the attack.

“There were attacks in my constituency by suspected Fulani herdsmen killing eight persons including a pastor and his wife and three children burned down in Abonong village and also one person killed in Dorowa while two still missing,” Gyendeng stated.

An eye witness by the name of Isaac Choji, while detailing the incident told The Nation newspaper that a large of gunmen launched the attack, and surrounded pastor’s house. He said that after they set the pastor’s house on fire, the assailants made sure that those hiding inside could not escape and were all burnt to death. He said that the attackers also set other buildings on fire and waited in order to ensure no body survived.

Chairman of the Berom Youth Movementm in Foron Mr. Thomas Tsok told The Guardian that the gunmen were equipped with AK47 assault rifles and machetes. Around 8 pm, they invaded the village and opened indiscriminate fire at the villagers. “They first shot at two young men walking out of the village where they had gone to charge their phones in the pastor’s house, killing one and wounding the other,” Tsok stated.