A Christian woman was killed by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria
On Saturday, August 27, suspected Fulani herdsmen shot and killed a Christian woman while she cleaned her church building.
The woman, named Lyop Dalyop, was cleaning the Church of Christ in Nations in Bangai village when armed men allegedly ambushed her and killed her. An attorney who directs the Emancipation Center For Crisis Victims in Nigeria said that the incident occurred around 8:00pm.
The Fulani, who are majority Muslim, are the world’s largest nomadic ethnic group. While most Fulani live at peace with their neighbors, militant Fulanis, having been radicalized by extreme Islam, have emerged from their people group with jihadist intent.
Last year, Nigeria earned the distinction of being the country with the world’s worst persecution in ICC’s Persecutor of the Year Awards. Radicalized and armed Islamist Fulani have killed tens of thousands of Christians and left more than three million homeless in a 20-year genocide against them.