President Katalin Novák of Hungary expressed deep concern and condemnation over the recent attacks in Plateau State, Nigeria, that resulted in tragic loss of life. Extending her condolences to the families affected, she urged for immediate steps towards peace and accountability.
Her post read, “Brutal attack on #Christians at #Christmas in #Nigeria🇳🇬. According to certain news outlets, more than a hundred people were killed. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims. This massacre must end. Persecuted Christians must receive help.”
NOHR reported that gunmen last week attacked over 17 communities in Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi local government areas of Plateau State, north central Nigeria killing over 150 people. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, although blame fell on herders from the Fulani tribe, who have been accused of carrying out such mass killings across the northwest and central regions where the decades-long conflict over access to land and water has further worsened the sectarian division between Christians and Muslims in the country
On Wednesday, the Chairman of Bokkos Local Government Area, Monday Kassa announced that the death toll in the coordinated attacks on the Plateau has risen to 148. He said 38 communities were attacked on Sunday, the worst outbreak of violence in Plateau since May when more than 100 people were killed by herders attack.