Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram told to return to dangerous areas to vote

Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram told to return to dangerous areas to vote
In northeast Nigeria, thousands of people who have fled Boko Haram’s attacks have been told to return back home, despite security concerns. Boko Haram’s nine-year insurgency has led to an acute crisis, described by the United Nations as one of the most severe in the world today, with more than 20,000 people killed, . . . Read More

Buhari does not stop Fulani because they are his ‘kith and kin’ – Christian Association of Nigeria

Buhari does not stop Fulani because they are his ‘kith and kin’ – Christian Association of Nigeria
Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership is more divided than at any time in the country’s history, the Christian Association of Nigeria’s Adamawa State chapter has declared in a letter sent to him yesterday (1 August). Condemning the “mindless massacre” of the predominantly Christian farming communities by Fulani herdsmen, CAN . . . Read More

Nigeria: herders’ attacks completely decimate villages in ‘scorched earth’ campaigns

Catholics protest in Kaduna state on 22 May, 2018.
In Nigeria, conflict between farmers and herders has become the country’s gravest security challenge, claiming six times more lives than the Boko Haram insurgency, the International Crisis Group (ICG) says in a report published yesterday. The report, ‘Stopping Nigeria’s Spiralling Farmer-Herder Conflict’, says that more than 1,300 people were killed . . . Read More

Archbishop of Canterbury raises profile of Nigeria attacks as new humanitarian crisis looms

Archbishop of Canterbury raises profile of Nigeria attacks as new humanitarian crisis looms
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has challenged the British government on how much it is doing to help end violent attacks on Christians in Nigeria. His comments, made in a House of Lords debate on Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram on Tuesday (17 July), follow the publication of a . . . Read More

What does conviction of five Christian youths to hang for death of one Fulani herder show about the farmer–herdsmen conflict in N. Nigeria?

What does conviction of five Christian youths to hang for death of one Fulani herder show about the farmer–herdsmen conflict in N. Nigeria?
Five Christian youths were recently sentenced to death by hanging for killing a Fulani herder, himself alleged to have killed 48 people. The five are from Adamawa state in north-east Nigeria, one of the three states most severely hit by the Boko Haram insurgency. Many fled Boko Haram, only to . . . Read More

‘Why have killers of Christians been set free?’ – Christian Association of Nigeria

‘Why have killers of Christians been set free?’ – Christian Association of Nigeria
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene after five Christian youths were sentenced to death in the north-eastern state of Adamawa, warning of a “miscarriage of justice” and bemoaning a lack of consistency in bringing killers to justice. On 11 June, a judge . . . Read More

Nigerian Christian who lost husband in Fulani attack: ‘I returned to encourage other women to do the same’

Nigerian Christian who lost husband in Fulani attack: ‘I returned to encourage other women to do the same’
Shaforon village in north-east Nigeria’s Adamawa state is all but deserted. Residents fled to the bigger cities of Numan and the state capital, Yola, when the village was attacked by Fulani herdsmen in December. Hanatu Solomon, whose husband died during the attack, is one of the few to have returned. . . . Read More

Nigeria Christians want International Criminal Court to investigate Air Force ‘complicity’ in ‘genocide’

Nigeria Christians want International Criminal Court to investigate Air Force ‘complicity’ in ‘genocide’
Six Christian communities in north-eastern Nigeria have announced their intention to take the national Air Force to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over its alleged bombing of their communities in December. Lawaru, Dong, Nzoruwe, Pulum, Kodomti and Shaforon – in the Demsa and Numan Local Government Areas of the Adamawa . . . Read More