Alleged cattle theft may have been the pretext for targeting the predominantly Christian agrarian community, but the gunmen struck the family of 50-year-old Dung Peter only because his home on the eastern edge of Kunte-Kuru village, outside of Jos, was the most accessible for the guerrilla-style attack, they said.
As in other attacks by Fulani cattle herders, targeting a home on the edge of the village enabled the gunmen to slip back quickly into the bush before area Christians could defend themselves.
Gyang Musa Davou, 42, said his slain cousin – referred to as ‘brother’ in Nigeria – had returned from work at 7 p.m.
‘At about 10 p.m., he retired to his room to sleep, when suddenly…
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