Nigerian Fulani herdsmen have murdered 20 Christians, 19 of them from the same Baptist church and one from a Methodist church.
The attack took place during the night of September 7-8, according to sources in the village of Ancha in Plateau State.
According to International Christian Concern (ICC), one entire family was killed in the attack. Five others were injured and are being treated in hospital.
The pastor of Salama Baptist Church told ICC: ‘My heart is terribly heavy. I haven’t been able to sleep.’
Rev Nanchwat Laven said the militia came into the village at around midnight. He said relations between the two communities had been good. ‘Of course we have had issues from time to time with the herdsmen letting their cattle graze into our farms and destroy our crops,’ he said. ‘It would appear the Fulanis [launched this] attack because they had…some provocative attitude [about] their cattle [grazing] on our farms.’