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NIGERIA: Killing Spree by the Fulani Herdsmen

For four days from the 21 June, Fulani herdsman went on a killing spree and wiped out northern Nigerian villages in Plateau state surrounding the city of Jos. At least 200 Christians lost their lives in the massacre.

Currently, over 3,000 survivors have lost their homes and families with no food and no place to go.

Most of the attacks began early in the morning while the victims were asleep. The heavily armed herdsman burned most of the houses with the victims inside. In one case around 120 victims were hacked to death on their way home from a funeral.

This year, over 600 Christians have been killed along the Nigerian middle belt region by the Fulani herdsman.

President Buhari met with state officials, security leaders and traditional leaders on Tuesday 26 June and later said he would not relent in his responsibility to protect the lives of Nigerians.

Sources: World Evangelical Alliance Religious Liberty Commission, Assist News Service

  • Pray for God’s comforting presence upon the victims’ families and for His protection over all innocent civilians.
  • Pray the communities who have suffered will not be tempted to retaliate in any way but display God’s love and forgiveness, even though sorely tested.
  • Ask the Lord to give President Buhari strength, wisdom and leading.
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