Deadly attack on northern village

At least 16 people have been killed in an attack on a predominantly Christian village in northern Nigeria.

Police said late on Friday that unidentified assailants had also burnt a number of houses in the village in Bauchi state, near Tafawa Balewa.

Bauchi is in Nigeria’s middle belt, where the predominantly Muslim north meets the mainly Christian south.

There are long-standing tensions in the area rooted in power struggles and land disputes, correspondents say.

This has caused violence in the past between indigenous Christian or animist groups, and Muslim settlers from the North.

Hundreds have died in clashes in Nigeria following national elections last month in which Goodluck Jonathan, a southern Christian, won the presidential poll against a Muslim, Muhammadu Buhari.

The worst of the violence was in Bauchi and Kaduna states.
Source: bbc news

13 COMMENTS

  1. Killings in Nigeria espcially, the orthern side of the nation has become a the order of the day. Gradually, the killings carried out by muslims will not be tolerated by the christians again and this could lead to exchange of attacks. Why are these people too violent because of religion and their myopic ingnorance. May the sword of God continue to pursue the power behind all these dastard killings in Jesus name.

  2. The killings by these Northerners does not have any Islamical back up. They’re just wicked as a being. Take for example, if it comes to an ethnic differences; an Hausa man will never hesitate to kill his so called ‘best friend’ who happens to come frm the Ethnic group they have dispute with. How many times have you heard of either Religious or Ethnic conflict in the Southern part of Nigeria? This shows that the Northerners, both the Christians & the Muslims, have a big personality problem. Look at the recent Post-election violence that claimed several innocent Youth corp members’ life, these innocent youths are both Muslims & Christians.

  3. When is this going to stop in our dear country nigeria? Majority of this nothern people had turned hope of innocent to hopeless. This is high time for us to stand up and fight for these innocent ones whom are suffering and killing for nothing… Nigerians think.

  4. My follow Nigerians what in God’s name will l say? All l have to say is that those in involved in this killings have no conscious because they have sold their souls to the devil and have become his instrument for carrying out his will. With such set of people its not the issue of religion or ethnicity that motivates them but are ginger by any slightest opportunity that arise to carrying out the duties of their father devil who is the father of all murderers. l for one dont count them as muslims because if so they are a disgrace to the lslamic world. lts a pity that our government allows such wicked souls to get away uncaught…..

  5. who ever said the election violence was carried out by the muslims is very wicked person.Some unpatrotic nigerians were and are still spreading rumours that muslims killed cristians corps in d north.This is lie(not gennuine).Some innocent muslims(especially in southern kaduna)were killed in ZANGON KATAFwhile many were cased out of their houses.This was reported at the kaduna State INEC HEADQUATER before the announcement of the kaduna state govertorial election result.IS THIS CRIMINAL ACT CARRIED OUT BY THE MUSLIM?.The violence was purelly political.DON BE SELFISH!!!

  6. who ever said the election violence was carried out by the muslims is very wicked person.Some unpatrotic nigerians were and are still spreading rumours that muslims killed cristians corps in d north.This is lie(not gennuine).Some innocent muslims(especially in southern kaduna)were killed in ZANGON KATAFwhile many were cased out of their houses.This was reported at the kaduna State INEC HEADQUATER before the announcement of the kaduna state govertorial election result.IS THIS CRIMINAL ACT CARRIED OUT BY THE MUSLIM?.The violence was purelly political.DON BE SELFISH!!!

  7. who ever said the election violence was carried out by the muslims is very wicked person.Some unpatrotic nigerians were and are still spreading rumours that muslims killed cristians corps in d north.This is lie(not gennuine).Some innocent muslims(especially in southern kaduna)were killed in ZANGON KATAFwhile many were cased out of their houses.This was reported at the kaduna State INEC HEADQUATER before the announcement of the kaduna state govertorial election result.IS THIS CRIMINAL ACT CARRIED OUT BY THE MUSLMS?.The violence was purelly political.DON BE SELFISH!!!

  8. God hate shedding of innocent blood and God will never fold arms and just be watching without judgement but when the judgement comes many innocents may share from it. I pray that those with black big heart of devil will one day stop all these nonsense.

  9. Lets get this matter right, d muslims in d north want 2 islamize d whole country. In Jesus’ name, dat wouldn’t happen. Hw do explain y at any disagreement, churches, christian homes & shops r burnt down; after they hav broken in 2 steal. Their muslim brothers in d south r not disturbed by any body. It’s time 4 d christians 2 RAISE against these satanic acts. God wil surely visit His anger on these wiked men

  10. Ade, u got this wrong!!! d fight in d northern part of d country is Politically motivated. And one thing u should know is dat d Northerners always want to be d leaders, that is, they want to continue ruling Nigerians. It’s just quite unfortunate dat majority of d Northerners are Muslims but most of dem are not acting according to d teaching of Islam, they’ve allowed their reasoning in d quest for power to control their rational thoughts. I agree with u that it’s totally wrong to be burning churches & other Christians’ properties. But agree with me dat a true Muslim will never settle a dispute with violence. So, this northerners are nothing but a bitch!!!

  11. all dis comments u all are sayin to me is repugnant 2natural justice,equity and good conscience,how can dis 2state knw as Bauchi and kaduna be involve in such an ugly incident everytime, does it mean that they are not Educated at all,the remedy 4dis,
    is de last decision which de IGBO’S has taken..
    (1)when ever we had dat their is violence in de north…4rm dat moment we take over de northernas here in east immediately…no time again.
    Dat was d meetin held in Aba Abia State.let see if their madness is more deadly dan our own.
    Is 2much enough is enough… imagine graduate of Fed Poly Nekede Owerri Was Also killed their,he has been buried just dat on d day of his burial only 1Aboki was de one we saw, he ran away,if not he would hav be killed 2.

  12. Mayor-d you are very stupid.Tel that dokey that is fucking your mother and the entire animals that held meeting in ABA, ABIA STATE that there wicked plan will not be succesfull.I will report you as soon am up.Remember there are thousands of Igbo residing in the north.Did you think we will fold our hands and be watchin you people? ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

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