Nigeria: Northern Christian leaders claim government lacks political will to stop Fulani herdsmen’s impunity

Nigeria: Northern Christian leaders claim government lacks political will to stop Fulani herdsmen’s impunity
Christian leaders in northern Nigeria have continued to lament the impunity with which Fulani herdsmen are attacking Christians in the region, especially in Plateau state, and the lack of political will by the federal government to stop it – in spite of their repeated calls. Last Thursday (30 November), at . . . Read More

Nigeria: Fulani Christians call for peace as violence continues in Plateau

Nigeria: Fulani Christians call for peace as violence continues in Plateau
Fulani Christians in Nigeria have spoken out against the persistent attacks and killings attributed to Fulani herdsmen in the central state of Plateau, calling on them to embrace peace and shun all acts of violence. Rev. Buba Aliyu, chairman of the Fulbe Christian Association of Nigeria, led a contingent of . . . Read More

Christian Association of Nigeria asks President about Fulani violence

Christian Association of Nigeria asks President about Fulani violence
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the main umbrella organisation of the major Churches, has expressed concern to President Muhammadu Buhari over ongoing violence by Fulani herdsmen in the country’s Middle Belt states. Throughout September and October, repeated attacks against Christian communities left more than 75 dead, according to an . . . Read More

Nigeria: 9 dead as suspected Fulani herdsmen ambush Christians in Plateau

Nigeria: 9 dead as suspected Fulani herdsmen ambush Christians in Plateau
Nine Christians were shot dead by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria’s central Plateau State on Tuesday night (7 November), as they returned from a weekly village market. Four more were injured during the incident in the Riyom Local Government Area (LGA), which happened at around 7.30pm. Seven were killed instantly, . . . Read More

Nigeria’s Christians condemn killings in Plateau, urge government to intervene

Nigeria’s Christians condemn killings in Plateau, urge government to intervene
Worried by the recent incessant killings in Plateau state, north-central Nigeria, the Christians in the north under the aegis of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have urged the government to intervene. The Chairman of the Northern CAN, Rev. Yakubu Pam, expressed concern that people who had lived together peacefully . . . Read More

Nigeria: calm returns to Jos after eruption of violence that threatened the nation

Nigeria: calm returns to Jos after eruption of violence that threatened the nation
A sense of normality has returned to the city of Jos, in Nigeria’s central Plateau State, after an eruption of inter-religious violence claimed at least three lives on 14 September. One of them was Jerry Binkur, a final-year student at the University of Jos, who was a member of the . . . Read More