Nigeria: Fulani militants hack father of four to death with machetes – ‘clear intent to target Christians’

March 12, 2021

The persecution of Christians in Nigeria continues with appalling regularity. Christians have been brutalized and killed with impunity in that country for years now, with little or no response from the Nigerian government or military, both of which frequently appear to sympathize with the attackers.

The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, once again urgently implores the United Nations and the governments of all nations that are committed to human rights and religious freedom to make the plight of Nigeria’s Christians a top priority. 

For previous coverage of the persecution of Christians in Nigeria from, see here.

“Suspected Fulani Jihadists Kill Father of Four,” International Christian Concern, March 11, 2021:

03/11/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – A father of four was hacked to death with machetes in Plateau state on Sunday by suspected Fulani militants, reports the Daily Sun.

According to the report, 36-year-old Bitrus Chollom left behind his wife, Esther Bitrus, and their four children aged five to twelve. Isaac David and Emmanuel Davou, also victims of the brutal ambush, narrowly escaped with injuries.

We have been struck with another tragic incident by suspected Fulani militias who ambushed and killed one of our youth last night again.” Stated Tengwong Dalyop, the youth leader of Kum village, “The Fulani have continued attacking and killing our people without any form of provocation and in spite of security matching order by the Commissioner of Police that there should never be any form of aggression again.”

The Fulani Militia is the fourth deadliest terror group in the world and has surpassed Boko Haram as the greatest threat to Nigerian Christians. “They adopt a comparable strategy to Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province and demonstrate a clear intent to target Christians and potent symbols of Christian identity,” stated the United Kingdom’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom or Belief, (APPG), “In 2015, Muhammadu Buhari, a Fulani, was elected president of Nigeria…he has done virtually nothing to address the behavior of his fellow tribesmen in the Middle Belt and in the south of the country.”…