ABUJA, NIGERIA (Worthy News)– Muslim extremists with the alleged aid of Nigerian soldiers killed 24 Christians this month in Nigeria’s central Plateau.
“They were in army uniform,” said Nnaji John, who lost her family in an attack. “I even know some of them: they came along with the Muslims to attack us. I can swear to God Almighty that the attack was carried out with the support of the soldiers. I saw them.”
Chollom Gyangof Chwelnyap confirmed that the August attack on his neighborhood was supported by Muslims of the Special Task Force.
“The attackers were the very soldiers deployed to the area to ensure protection of the people,” said Chwelnyap. He said area residents found identification cards of Muslim soldiers as well as pieces of their uniforms in the villages that were attacked.
Bitrus Kaze, representative for Jos in Nigeria’s National Assembly, said this wasn’t the first time that military ID cards and clothing have been found at the scene of sectarian attacks.