Nigeria: Government does nothing to help Christian communities after Fulani kill 45 people in one day

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - Fulani Islamic terrorists murdered 45 men, women and children in devastating attacks on six Christian farming villages in Nigeria’s Nasarawa state on December 18 last year, and the government has reneged on its promise to help the crushed communities, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

The December 18 massacre is just one more atrocity in an ongoing campaign of slaughter and displacment by Islamic terrorists against Christians in Nigeria. Neither the Nigerian government nor the international community has done anything to stop what rights groups have warned is heading towards a Christian genocide.

Headed by Fulani President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian government has long downplayed the massacres of Christians as mere fighting over land rights. This narrative has been picked up also by mainstream Nigerian media, which described the December 18 massacre as a “farmer herder clash,” ICC reports.

A representative of ICC traveled to Nasarawa and met with some of the survivors who are now living in refugee settlements close to their destroyed villages. “This has nothing to do with herders farmers clash, but with persecution and marginalization of Christians in the state,” one community leader told ICC. Another leader added: “The attack was never a surprise to us. The Fulani (militants) told us they would kill everyone in the village. We informed the security, but they did not care to come.”

No government help has been given to the communities, whose survivors were forced off their land and had their homes destroyed. “We are a minority tribe, the government will not help us,” a youth leader told ICC. “As a Christian, no one will help you in this state.”