14 Christians killed in assault in Nigeria

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Men march along a truck in Makurdi, Nigeria, on January 11, 2018, with the coffins of people killed by the Fulani shepherds.(Photo: Reuters)

Another village raid in Nigeria reportedly killed 14 members of a Baptist church.

Morning Star News reports that Christians were killed in a raid in Kogi state that was believed to have been carried out by radical Fulani shepherds.

The attack occurred in the Agbadu-Daruwana area around 2:00 am on July 29, police chief Ede Ayuba told the website.

He said 13 of the victims were from the same family. The only surviving family member lost his mother, wife, children and extended family.

The All Africa Baptist Fellowship said in a Facebook post that the victims were members of the Bethel Baptist Church, Morning Star News reports.

"They have been buried since then," the post said.

"All church members, mostly Christians, have fled. Please pray for God's intervention against the Antichrist in the country."

The target of the raid was predominantly Christian.

One resident told Morning Star News that the perpetrators spoke the Fulani language and attacked the village armed with weapons and motorcycles.

"This is not the first time that they have attacked our communities, as other villages around us have been attacked in a similar way by these shepherds," said the source.

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