Nigeria: Muslim Fulani continue slaughter of Christians; Nigeria’s Fulani President has done “virtually nothing” to stop it

Monday, May 10, 2021

by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - The years-long onslaught of attacks against Christians in Nigeria by Muslim Fulani herdsmen continues with almost no resistance from the government, and 15 more believers were murdered last month, Morning Star News reports. At 3,530, Nigeria saw the world’s highest number of Christians killed for their faith last year.

Twelve Christian farmers were murdered by Fulani herdsmen armed with guns and machetes in Ajimaka in Nasarawa state between April 24 and April 29, MSN reports. Tsekaa, a survivor of the Fulani attack on Ajikama village, told MSN: “There were more than 30 of these herdsmen who attacked us, and they were shouting ‘Allah Akbar [Allah is greater]’ as they shot at us and burned our houses. They set fire on all houses in the village. They also killed a whole family of five members.”

A further three Christians were killed in Plateau state on April 25. Area resident Patience Moses told MSN: “Danlami Musa, 21, was killed, while Friday Musa, 19, his brother, was injured during the attack at about 7 p.m. at the twins hills, Miango. Please keep praying for God’s intervention on our behalf.” Another Christian, Yakubu Dadel, was also killed on April 25 during an attack on Jwanshak village.

In a recent report about the Fulani militant campaign against Christians, the United Kingdom’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom or Belief (APPG) said; “[The Fulani militants] adopt a comparable strategy to Boko Haram and ISWAP [Islamic State West Africa Province] and demonstrate a clear intent to target Christians and potent symbols of Christian identity.” The APPG noted in particular that the Nigerian government, headed by a Fulani president, has done very little to help the Christian communities. “In 2015, Muhammadu Buhari, a Fulani, was elected president of Nigeria,” the APPG reported. “He has done virtually nothing to address the behavior of his fellow tribesmen in the Middle Belt and in the south of the country.”

In any event, on December 10 the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, called for an investigation into crimes against humanity in Nigeria.