A Christian pastor in Nigeria claims that more than 400 Fulani have converted to Christianity and that seven have been ordained as ministers. The claim was made at the end of a three day conference that was organized specifically for Fulani converts. The Fulani are a nomadic tribe that are predominantly Muslim, and many of them are militant. They have clashed increasingly with pastoralist Christians who are native to regions of northern Nigeria as the Fulani search for grazing land for their cattle. Hundreds of Christians have reportedly died in attacks by Fulani militants since 2016.
5/3/2017 Nigeria (Daily Post) – More than 400 persons of Fulani ethnicity across the country have converted to Christianity.
Rev. Copper Sebok in charge of COCIN Church Panyam, Plateau State, made the disclosure on Sunday at the end of a 3-day conference organised for all Fulani converts of all denominations nationwide.
He urged the converts to preach the gospel of peace to their kindred in order to reduce the prevailing crises in the country.
Sebok said: “The conference is also a re-union service for all Fulani converts regardless of their denominations and to share experiences and encourage one another in the propagation of the gospel of peace.
“It is a concept of COCIN 43 years ago, and to debunk the notion that Fulani’s are nomadic and can’t be reached with the gospel of Christ.’’