BUJA, NIGERIA (Worthy News)– A feud between the Kona and Mumuye tribes in eastern Nigeria has resulted in the deaths of as many as 100 people, including Christians, more than previous estimates, missionaries said.
Police officials earlier said about a dozen people were killed since tribal fighting erupted last Sunday, July 10, in the country’s Taraba State.
Among those killed are at least four believers “brought to Christ” by local missionaries of Missionary Crusaders Ministries, explained U.S.-based Christian Aid Mission (CAM) which supports the group. Additionally, “entire villages have been burned, including the homes of 25 native Christians,” CAM told Worthy News in a statement.
Over 1,000 people have fled the clashes to the nearby state capital Jalingo, taking refuge in the local Jolly Nyame Stadium, while hundreds are hiding in a nearby government-run secondary school, officials said.