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ICC Note:

Fulani attacks have killed hundreds and displaced thousands of people from their homes throughout Nigeria, especially Christians. Unfortunately, few government officials will acknowledge the connection between the religious beliefs of the targeted villages, primarily Christian, and the Fulani, who are Muslims. More should be done to protect vulnerable populations from Fulani attacks.

12/23/2016 Nigeria (Crossmap) – British peer, Baroness Caroline Cox, who has made numerous aid missions to the country, including a recent trip, told World Watch Monitor: “My personal view is that many of those churches are immensely wealthy and I would hope they could do more to help those who are suffering in the north, particularly the internally displaced people who are left.”

“They could work with churches [in the north] who know the needs to reach those most in need.

“From a Christian point of view, St Paul said that where one part of the Body of Christ suffers, we all suffer. There is an obligation to help our Christian brothers and sisters.”

The seven-year Islamist rebellion has left 20,000 people dead and about 2.6 million displaced across the four countries. Many families have been displaced several times.

Lady Cox also voiced concern that the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is failing to adequately respond to the increasingly frequent attacks by groups of armed Fulani herdsmen on Christian villages and leaders in the country’s Middle Belt. She suggested that the lack of “robust reprisals” could be linked to him being Fulani

 

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