Christians continue to fall victim of Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria
Fulani militants attacked Christian villages in Plateau state displaced over one thousand people and burnt down their houses and churches. The villagers are suffering with nobody to help.
La’ake, a village in Plateau State, was attacked April 1 at night. “Ninety households burnt, two people killed—Joshua Wanga, 42, and Ngweda Mali, 76—3 bikes carted away, 4 bikes burnt, 10 pumping machines broken, and 9 power generators destroyed,” a source from the community told ICC.
The attack, according to eyewitnesses, started around 1:05 am and lasted for over two hours unchecked. The entire village was sacked. The land has suffered a lot and the damage is becoming unbearable. “The agenda of ethnic cleansing of the Rigwe people will not triumph” said Davidson Malison, a local.
1,900 civilians and government employees were killed by Boko Haram and Fulani militants in 2020 alone, according to ICC analysis of the situation. Much of the violence is concentrated in Christian-majority areas of the Middle Belt region.