Nigeria is about 50% Christian. Of those Christians, around 75% are Protestant, 24% Roman Catholic. Of the remaining 1%, there is a small Orthodox Christian community. These Christians are being subjected to a ruthless persecution that has gone on for years, and has been sharply escalating recently. Nuhu Nga of the Miango Youth Development Association states below that “it is evident that the government and the security agencies are just as helpless as we are.” Unfortunately, there is evidence that they are not so much helpless as tacitly approving of the violence. The United Kingdom’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom or Belief (APPG) noted in a recent report that “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.”
For previous coverage of the persecution of Christians in Nigeria from ChristianPersecution.com, see here.
“Jihadists Attack Funeral of Boy they Killed, Terrorize Christian Community,” International Christian Concern, July 31, 2021:
07/31/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Last week, Celina Ishaku’s son was murdered by Fulani Militants, the same Jihadist group that killed her husband two years ago. While Celina was burying her son the day after his death, an ICC contact in attendance reported that Fulani Militants attacked once again, shooting mourners at the funeral.
“Fulani (militants) killed my husband two years ago and burned down my house,” Celina told ICC through tears, “My farm was destroyed three days ago, now my son is killed, and my house burned down again.”
The attack occurred July 28th at Nche-Tahu and Zanwra villages in Plateau State’s Miango District. Over 30 farmlands were destroyed and 10 houses burned down by the radical Muslim herders , while over 100 animals were stolen along with other valuable belongings.
“Sadly, we lost 3 vibrant and enterprising youths to Fulani militia attacks and ambushes at Zagwra amidst destruction of many farms crops,” said Nuhu Nga, the Publicity Secretary of the Miango Youth Development Association….
“From all indications, the enemy won’t stop,” continued Nga. “It’s our desire and prayer that God in whom we trust should bring an end to this, as it is evident that the government and the security agencies are just as helpless as we are.”
Despite the narrative being spun that the conflict between Christian farmers and militant Fulani herdsmen is simply a dispute over resources, it has become evident by the level of hostility that these Fulani-led attacks are religiously motivated….