Monsignor Obiora Ike, a Nigerian priest and human rights activist, was recently in Bokkos County of Plateau State, where Fulani jihadists murdered 20 Christians in a series of attacks in late November.
He spoke to us about what he saw.
Militants from the Fulani tribe are targeting Christian farmers to take over lands in Plateau State, writes Masara Kim. A series of attacks in the fertile Bokkos area since 1 October have left at least 13 dead.
Pastor Yohanna Matongson from rural Plateau State was kidnapped by a gang of five AK-47-carrying militants who were looking to extort money from his small congregation. Such extortions pose a threat to the church's finances and prevent growth, paving the way for Islamic domination in an area currently witnessing rapid encroachment by Fulani Muslims, writes Masara Kim.
At least ten people were killed in a midnight attack by suspected jihadists on a small Christian town in central Nigeria’s Plateau State on 26 November, according to local officials. Survivors say they were attacked by their Fulani neighbours despite a peace deal signed with Fulani leaders on 21 October.