At least 30 Christians, including women, children and the elderly, were brutally murdered in an attack on a Christian village in central Nigeria.
Slaughter of Christians Continues to be Part of Boko Haram's Strategy
According to the Associated Press at ABC News, Muslim extremists killed 12 civilians this weekend in Nigeria.
About 70 Christians were murdered in Nigeria in November, according to Release International.
A missionary has been killed and several churches set ablaze in attacks by Nigeria’s Islamist group Boko Haram in neighboring Cameroon.
Heavily armed militants, suspected members of Boko Haram, attacked Damaturu, the capital of Nigeria's Yobe state, last Thursday.
Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 10 Christians in three villages in Plateau state last week in what authorities called a cattle-rustling attempt, but a visit to the home where eight members of one family were killed revealed the presence of no cows.
After an initial lull in violence following the announcement of a state of emergency in three northern Nigerian states, violence has been increasing over the past few months.
Muslim herdsmen killed 15 Christians in Nigeria's Kaduna state Saturday morning, two days after suspected Islamic extremists in Yobe state killed an Anglican pastor and his son.
In the latest night raids by Muslim herdsmen and soldiers in Plateau state, a Christian and his two teenage sons this month were killed and his wife wounded.