Nigerian Christians Cry for Help Following Genocide
06/15/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – The daughter of the current leader of the Adara chiefdom, Alheri Magaji, is raising a call to action regarding the genocide that Nigerian Christians are experiencing at the hands of radical Fulani herdsmen. Magaji highlighted in her speech how an estimated 400 members of their community since February, and many others have become homeless. Because of the Fulani’s genocide against Christians, her community has become legally nonexistent.
Attempts to frame the activities involving Fulani herdsmen as a tribal-ethnic dispute ignore the hardline Islamic ideology which propels the Fulani to kill Christian men, women, and children. During Magaji’s speech she said that, “We have 2-month-old babies, 6-month-old babies, babies in the bellies turned from their mother’s womb and slaughtered like animals, like chickens.”
She also urged organizations to hold the Nigerian government accountable to addressing Fulani attacks towards Christians. The relief provided does not address the root causes of these attacks and does nothing to establish preventive security measures. More information can be found by viewing ICC’s Nigeria Middle Belt Report.
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