2 pastors killed in attack by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria

Nigeria's Taraba State

Two pastors were among the victims of a deadly attack by Hausa-Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria on Sunday that left dozens injured.

Four people were killed in the attack on the villages of Gindin Waya and Sondi in the Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State.

The Christian Reformed Church (CRC) in Nigeria puts the injured at around 30.

One of those slain was the pastor of Sondi church, who was killed along with his son, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) said. The other pastor was killed as he went to his farm, according to SaharaReporters.com.

CAN said many of the attackers were dressed in military uniform and that it was not the first attack by the largely Muslim Hausa-Fulani herdsmen on Christian areas.

The Christian Association of Wukari told the CRC raised concerns that the attacks were happening because security forces are ignoring the information being passed to them.

CRC Nigeria president Reverend Caleb Ahima urged government intervention to halt the bloodshed in southern Taraba.

"The Hausa-Fulani north seems to be determined to wipe southern Taraba off the map of this country," he said.

"What is happening? How come that one local government area has been attacked seven times now and it seems as if the country has no good security intelligence gathering network, or that security reports are not being used."