Nigeria: Plateau attackers arrested, as Christians call for grazing ban

Nigeria: Plateau attackers arrested, as Christians call for grazing ban
Many experts now report that ongoing violence in Nigeria’s Middle Belt, where mainly Muslim Fulani herdsmen have attacked predominantly Christian farmers, has killed more people than Boko Haram. Now, after a period of relative calm, that violence has resumed in Plateau state, which has also witnessed the deadliest sectarian violence . . . Read More

Nigeria: Northern Christian leaders claim government lacks political will to stop Fulani herdsmen’s impunity

Nigeria: Northern Christian leaders claim government lacks political will to stop Fulani herdsmen’s impunity
Christian leaders in northern Nigeria have continued to lament the impunity with which Fulani herdsmen are attacking Christians in the region, especially in Plateau state, and the lack of political will by the federal government to stop it – in spite of their repeated calls. Last Thursday (30 November), at . . . Read More

Nigeria’s Christians condemn killings in Plateau, urge government to intervene

Nigeria’s Christians condemn killings in Plateau, urge government to intervene
Worried by the recent incessant killings in Plateau state, north-central Nigeria, the Christians in the north under the aegis of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have urged the government to intervene. The Chairman of the Northern CAN, Rev. Yakubu Pam, expressed concern that people who had lived together peacefully . . . Read More

Nigeria: calm returns to Jos after eruption of violence that threatened the nation

Nigeria: calm returns to Jos after eruption of violence that threatened the nation
A sense of normality has returned to the city of Jos, in Nigeria’s central Plateau State, after an eruption of inter-religious violence claimed at least three lives on 14 September. One of them was Jerry Binkur, a final-year student at the University of Jos, who was a member of COCIN . . . Read More

Fleeing Boko Haram – nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

Fleeing Boko Haram – nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
A special report by IRIN, built on field visits to Nigeria’s north-eastern region which the military has re-taken from the Boko Haram insurgency, reveals an unprecedented humanitarian disaster in the Lake Chad Basin region. In Europe, Syrian refugees with the means head for their country of choice, armies of aid . . . Read More