Due to rising anti-Christian violence in Northern Nigeria, many people have been fleeing their homes. The Boko Haram terrorist group murdered over 20 people in Adamawa state yesterday, this has led to the government placing a 24-hour curfew in the state.
Adamawa government secretary, Kobis Ari, referred to a “spate of attacks in some parts of the state” but did not immediately say whether the curfew would be extended beyond the weekend.
The attacks have been blamed on the Islamist Boko Haram group, which is believed to have killed 20 people in two separate attacks during the night from Friday into Saturday.
There have been attacks in Adamawa and the nearby state of Yobe, where hundreds fled their homes fearing military raids.
“We are afraid the soldiers will raid and burn our homes like they do in Maiduguri each time Boko Haram attack,” said local resident Amiru Umar in Adamawa state.
The Red Cross says 21 people have been killed in the town of Mubi alone.
In the latest fighting, up to 18 people were killed at a church where Christians had gathered to mourn those who had died the previous day. And in the town of Potiskum, in Yobe state, a police officer and a civilian – believed to be Christian – were killed when gun