Christians organise church service to support persecuted Christian Fulani pastor
A displaced community from Lere Local Government Area in Southern Kaduna, relocated to Miango District for safety, organised a fundraiser to support Pastor Adamu Musa, a convert from Islam who survived a bullet gunshot during an attack on the 31st of July.
Armed Fulani militants in Nigeria’s Plateau State have killed 45 defenseless farmers, burned more than a dozen villages, and displaced 27,000 in recent months, even as military and police stood by, eyewitnesses told ICC.
The community in Lere was attacked in 2017 by Muslim Fulani militants. The villagers lost their food crops, houses, and church and were displaced to Miango where they currently rent land and use the meeting center of humanitarian NGO run by a Pastor Adamu for Sunday worship and other church activities. Pastor Adamug gave them a place to worship for free as they could not afford to pay him for the space.
The Lere area has been unsafe for Christians since the attack and is currently used by Fulani to graze their cattle, according to locals.
Pastor Adamu is facing persecution from Muslim extremists among his tribesmen and is now treating himself for gunshot wounds he sustained during the July attack. He is hiding from the Fulani to avoid being attacked again, a church leader said.