Posts tagged with "Plateau"



Thousands displaced as Fulani militants kill 21 Christians in central Nigeria
Latest news · 28. April 2022
By Masara Kim, reporting from Jos Thousands of Christians in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region are currently homeless following a daylight attack by Muslim militants on 26 April, which killed at least 21 people. According to local sources, dozens of armed men in multiple groups stormed four farming towns on the boundaries of Kaduna and Plateau States at about 4pm local time, shooting and burning houses. Ezekiel Isa, a resident of one of the towns in southeastern Kauru Local Government Area of...

Three killed as Fulani militants ambush newly elected Christian lawmaker in Nigeria's Plateau State
Latest news · 20. April 2022
Two people have been reported killed after armed men believed to be Fulani militiamen ambushed the convoy of Musa Agah, a newly-elected member of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, last night at 9 pm. Muslim clerics publicly charged followers to vote for Muslim candidates prior to the elections. At the time, leaders of the local Christian tribes had reported that more than 24,000 of their members displaced from 16 towns risked disenfranchisement.

Nigerian pastor shot in the face while rebuilding family house destroyed by jihadists
Latest news · 08. April 2022
On 6 April, Pastor Samson Boyi was on the site rebuilding his family house. More than ten others were also there, joyfully raising their houses. But few minutes after 3 o’clock, six armed men arrived on motorcycles and opened fire.

New Report: Terror and Mass Displacement in Nigeria's Middle Belt
Latest news · 24. March 2022
Three human rights organisations – Christian Solidarity International (CSI), Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART), and the International Organisation for Peacebuilding and Social Justice (PSJ) - have released a new joint report about the situation in Nigeria’s Middle Belt. The report, entitled “Breaking Point in Central Nigeria? Terror and Mass Displacement in the Middle Belt,” was based on a joint visit to Nigeria, led by Baroness Caroline Cox, in late February-early March of this year.

Violence in Nigeria: At least 615 killed in first three weeks of 2022
Latest news · 24. January 2022
From January 1 to January 21, at least 615 people have been reported as murdered by ‘bandits’, ‘herdsmen’, ‘gunmen’ and ‘Fulani’ militants, and at least 231 known persons were abducted by the aforementioned. Approximately 13,050 Nigerian people have been displaced from their homes due to the violence. These statistics have been aggregated from reports in both the international and local Nigerian press.

Plateau State Christians in Politics Prayer Partners: "Our Leaders Take the Side of the Oppressor"
protests · 07. September 2021
On the 20th anniversary of the Jos massacre, Christian leaders from Plateau State speak out against the Nigerian government's unequitable response to religious violence in their state.

Mass protest against killings rocks Plateau State
Latest news · 15. July 2021
Thousands of people, mainly women and children, gathered outside Riyom local government headquarters on 14 July to protest against continuing attacks by Fulani herdsmen in the area.

"I watched helplessly from a hideout as Fulani butchered my family" - Christian villager
Latest news · 06. July 2021
A Christian villager from a remote hamlet in central Plateau State witnessed the slaughter of his family by Fulani militants on 27 June, writes Masara Kim

Fulani kill pregnant woman, 7-year-old daughter, two others in Plateau State
Latest news · 30. June 2021
At least four Christians have been killed in Plateau State, central Nigeria, in the latest attacks by Muslim Fulani herdsmen, writes Masara Kim.

'Traumatised' pastor suffers panic attacks following release from ISWAP captivity
Latest news · 21. June 2021
Polycarp Zongo, a central Nigerian pastor kidnapped by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) last October, is suffering nightmares following his release, writes Masara Kim

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