Tension rises as slain Christian cleric buried in Nigeria

Kada and his wife were said to have been kidnapped from their house attached within the church premises by some unknown persons last Monday and two days later, their burnt bodies were recovered.

The killing forced Christians in the area to abandon their homes to take refuge in other villages even as some youth threatened reprisals.
Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Jos chapter Bishop Musa Tula who was present during the burial yesterday said, "The security agents should go after these murderers and bring them to book so that it will serve as deterrent to others who have similar motive."

The State Police Command said more suspects have been arrested for the murder, taking the total number of people taken into police custody to eight.
Religious violence in the city has claimed more than 300 lives, mostly Muslims, early this year while a reprisal attack resulted in the loss of over 500 lives.
Ethnic Berom and Fulani tribes live side by side but Beroms, who are mostly Christians, consider the Fulani, who are predominantly Muslims, as settlers.

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