Nigeria “Killing field for Christians:” Muslim Fulani herdsmen attack Christian farming communities

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - As deadly violence against Christians in Nigeria continues unabated, militant Muslim Fulani herdsmen conducted attacks on 16 Christian farming villages in the Miango community of Plateau state last week, displacing over 11,000 people, International Christian Concern reports.

Tens of thousands of Christians have been murdered over the last 20 years in Nigeria, a country which the US Commission on International Religious Freedom described in its 2021 report as a “killing field” for the nation’s Christians. In addition to the many thousands of Christians who have been murdered in Nigeria, hundreds of thousands have lost their homes and all they had and are living as refugees, ICC said.

Following last week’s attacks on the Plateau Christian farming communities, a local source told ICC: “This is the risk to farm as a Christian. Going to the farm is like committing suicide.”

“More Christians will die of hunger in Nigeria if nothing is done to stop farm destruction by Fulani Muslims,” another local source told ICC. “They want us out of our land… the government is silent, not saying the truth because the President is a Fulani Muslim. Farms are destroyed daily without reporting… nobody is saying anything about it.” Yet another source said: “The Nigerian government is not willing to help us. We are tired of receiving no compensation.”

Calling for prayer in its report, ICC said: “Please pray for Christian communities around Nigeria that are suffering from the devastation of militant groups intent on driving them from their ancestral lands. Whether Boko Haram, Islamic State, or Fulani militants, the harm caused by religious violence in Nigeria is massive and victims of these groups need your prayers.”