Mourning women in Plateau village after a gun attack

A Nigerian pressure group, Christian Rights Agenda says at least 15,000 Christian women and children have been maimed and killed by armed groups believed to be "Fulani terrorists" in Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue and Taraba States.

No fewer than 32,000 Christians in all have been killed in the last 10years, says a press statement by the group's Director of Publicity, Mr. Tom Chiahemen.

Both State and Federal authorities are "nonchalant" says the statement.

"CRA is forced to view the ongoing pogrom as nothing but a deliberately orchestrated genocide aimed at exterminating indigenous Christians from their ancestral lands and taking it over by a certain armed ethnic and religious group," the statement notes.

The group called the United Nations and the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and end, particularly, "the continuous killings and annihilation of indigenous Christians in Kajuru, Chikun and other local government areas of Southern Kaduna."