Yesterday we received an urgent email from our partners in Nigeria reporting a new wave of brazen attacks by Fulani Herdsmen.
Our team reports that they visited displaced people from eight predominantly Christian villages near Bokkos. Over 200 houses were burnt to the ground. They report that over 50 are feared dead from these villages. The displaced are sheltering in churches at Bokkos town.
At the same time Fulani have attacked villages again in the Miango area where 54 died in Sep/Oct 2017. Yesterday they did a mass burial for 19 more victims. New telegraph has reported that 23 persons have been confirmed killed in a fresh suspected Fulani herdsmen attack on 12 March in Dundu Village of Miango District of Bassa LGC of Plateau State. The Plateau State Police Public Relations Officer DSP Mathias Terna confirmed the killings last night, but he was quick to Inform New Telegraph that he was waiting for more details about the attack from officers who had gone to the scene of the incident.
Our partners report that there are approximately 5,000 or 6,000 displaced persons. There are numerous camps, sheltering in different churches. One camp has over 800 children. There are many medical needs. Many are in bad physical shape. They have no food. Every day the men go out to see what food they can find. They have lost their homes, their crops, their livelihoods. It is not clear yet how many dead.
The coming days are critical to provide food, medicine and Bibles. Voice of the Martyrs Australia has committed to assist by sending emergency funds immediately. We will continue to help provide for the physical and spiritual needs of our persecuted brothers and sisters in Nigeria for as long as necessary.
Sources: Voice of the Martyrs Australia, New Telegraph