No justice for 300 people massacred on Christmas Eve in Nigeria

Three weeks after extremists murdered more than 300 people, burnt down entire villages and destroyed food supplies in coordinated attacks in Nigeria’s Plateau State, none of the perpetrators have been held to account, according to a report by Aid to the Church in Need.

Father Andrew Dewan, director of communications in the Pankshin Diocese, where most of the attacks took place told the charity that they had heard of some arrests but no prosecution, much to the frustration of survivors and victims’ families.

“We are used to this charade – attackers are often arrested and later set free. Politicians give speeches that contain no grain of truth. They make promises and pledges of rehabilitating and reinstating all those displaced back to their ancestral homes, but that is often not the case”, he said.