Over 1,000 Nigerian Christians Killed in Religiously Motivated Attacks in 2019
12/19/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – According to a recent report, over 1,000 Christians have been killed in Nigeria in 2019, primarily during Fulani extremist-led attacks. ICC reported 1,930 deaths in 2018 at the hands of Fulani militants. 2018 was significantly higher than the 2017 number of 1,900 Nigerians who were killed by both Fulani and Boko Haram militants, with the latter being the primary perpetrator.
According to the report by HART, there were five major attacks in Kaduna state between January and November which resulted in a cumulative total of 500 deaths. The report admittedly only covers Fulani attacks in Plateau, Kaduna and Taraba states and some Boko Haram attacks in Borno.
Though exact numbers for deaths resulting from Fulani attacks, the trend is clear. Fulani militants have caused more deaths than Boko Haram in both 2018 and 2019. Yet, Fulani militants have not been designated as a terrorist by any official organization or state.
Christians are primary targets of Fulani militants who have descended on villages and destroyed Christian homes, churches, crops and killed Nigerian believers.
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