Hundreds homeless after Fulani raids on Nigeria’s Central Belt

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Up to 13 people have been killed and hundreds left homeless after militants raided several mainly Christian villages in central Nigeria.

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Over 12 hours, Fulani attacked four villages in the area bordering Plateau and Kaduna states, burning homes, churches and farmland. Release partner Stefanos Foundation says that three children were among the dead.

Please pray for all those affected by these latest Fulani attacks, especially those in mourning.

About 200 militants raided the first village, Angwan-Rimi, in the Kauru area of Kaduna, in the early hours of Monday last week. It was here that three children were killed: Stefanos named them as Monday, who was eight, Samson, 15, and nine-year-old Zhime.

Later that same day, militants attacked Kikoba village, also in Kauru, and two villages a few miles away, Kangbro and Nakai Danwai, in the Riyom area of Plateau. Two churches were destroyed in Kangbro.

This week, Stefanos took part in commemorations to mark the first anniversary of coordinated attacks on 15 communities in Plateau state in which 233 people died. No arrests have been made.

  • Pray that God will comfort those who have lost loved ones and provide for those who are now without a home following these most recent Fulani attacks. Ask God to heal survivors, including a man being treated for gunshot wounds in hospital in Plateau.
  • Please pray for wisdom and courage for the Nigerian Government and military so they will bring an end to the violence and persecution.
  • Please stand with us by holding a Day of the Christian Martyr worship and prayer service with your church this year,and remember modern-day Christian martyrs, in Nigeria and worldwide.