The following year, Nephite dissenters, now merged with the Lamanites, initiate guerilla attacks on the Nephites.
These guerillas assume the identity of Gadianton robbers, and pose a large problem for the Nephites.
Nephite militias are sent into the jungle several times and they successfully disperse the Gadianton forces.
Even so, the Gadianton forces continue to grow and they continue to initiate battles against the Nephites.
The Nephites’ morals again decay, and they show no sign of repentance.
Nephite Moral Decay
Samuel the Lamanite