By Theodore Shoebat
One hundred Christians have been slaughtered by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria just within the month of December, which is a very short amount of time. As we read in one report from the Baptist Press:
More than 100 Christians have died in December clashes with militant Fulani herdsmen in northeastern Nigeria, and the military is suspected of aiding the attackers, Christian leaders there told World News.
The attacks began after Fulani herdsmen raped and killed a pregnant mother on her farm in the Numan community of Adamawa, killing her husband and brother when they intervened, chaplain Zenald Zidon said. When Numan community members staged a counterattack, herdsmen responded by ambushing several Adamawa communities beginning Dec. 4.
“The people were killed and their places destroyed,” World News quoted Zidon, chaplain of Unity Chapel in Adamawa’s capital city of Yola. Some of the community members suspected the Nigerian military of aiding the Fulani herdsmen after a military jet bombed a Lutheran church in Shaforon and killed villagers, World News reported.
The herdsmen, who have attacked Christians in an ages-old dispute over land rights, have been accused of aligning with Boko Haram in attacks as early as 2016. Local Christian Association of Nigeria chairman Stephen Mamza reported a death toll of 100 to World News Dec. 12, but said others were still missing and might also be dead.
The Nigerian Air Force mobilized fighter jets to support ground troops working to restore order, state commissioner for information Ahmed Sajoh told reporters.
The situation in Nigeria is utterly horrific, given the fact that it is one of the most intense areas of Christian persecution. I did a an interview with a Nigerian Christian, on the ground in that country, to talk about the brutal situation there: