3/18/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – On February 23rd, 2019, Nigeria’s incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, was re-elected for office. President Buhari was born to a chief in the Fulani tribe, joined the Nigerian military, and eventually rose to the position of Major General. These events would eventually lead to him rising in government until his election as president in 2015.
Since President Buhari was elected, the actions of Fulani herdsmen as Jihadist militants have gone largely unchecked. The Fulani freely roam and kill Christians in the northern and middle belt regions of Nigeria.
The World Tribune reported that after the elections in February, 120 or more Christians have been slaughtered by Fulani militants in the Kaduna state of Nigeria. Recently, on March 11, 100 homes were burned down and 52 villagers were murdered in Inkirimi and Dogonnoma villages. The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) reported that the militants divided themselves into three attack groups. The first group shot people, the second set fire to houses, and the last group chased and killed villagers that tried to flee. Forty-three houses and dozens of people were also injured later that day in another village by militants.
President Muhammadu Buhari continues to ignore the devastation that occurs in the northern parts of Nigeria. Christians are regularly being murdered and driven away from their homes by Muslim Fulani militants. Remember to pray for peace, justice, and hope for the Christians in Nigeria.
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