Washington D.C., Feb 16, 2023 / 14:15 pm
Clement Usoo, a 65-year-old Christian Nigerian farmer whose family was massacred by Fulani herdsmen in 2019, shared his story in a testimony published Wednesday by Aid to the Church in Need-USA (ACN).
Usoo described what transpired on June 1, 2019, in an interview with ACN. He and his brother, he said, were on their way to a nearby farm when they heard gunshots and screaming coming from their village.
Hoping to save their family, Usoo and his brother immediately ran back. As they approached their home the sounds of violence and agony grew louder.
“I rushed inside and saw my son’s head in one corner of the room and the rest of his body in the center,” Usoo said. “I was confused; I quickly took his head and placed it on his body. I cried and shook the body, to see if God would have mercy and bring him back to life — but that never happened.