Christians Killed After Laws Limit Fulani Militants

ICC Note:

Christians in Nigeria’s Middle Belt are dying at an alarming rate at the hands of Fulani militants. The Nigerian government does not acknowledge the role terrorism and persecution play in the many killings and is failing to provide adequate security.

2/9/2018 Nigeria (Baptist Press) –  At least 170 Christian farmers and Muslim Fulani herdsmen have died this year in Nigeria’s Middle Belt in a centuries-old feud driven by Muslims seeking to graze their cattle on farmland, Christian advocacy groups have reported.

Advocacy group Amnesty International (AI) counted 170 killings through Jan. 30 in Adamawa, Benue, Taraba, Ondo and Kaduna states. Many killed were Christian farmers attacked by herdsmen seeking grazing land for their cattle, but others died in retaliatory clashes.

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