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British MP Fiona Bruce accuses Fulani herdsmen of “genocide” in Nigeria

25 October 2018 Fiona Bruce, the Conservative MP for Congleton in Cheshire, said in the House of Commons today that “nothing less than genocide is unfolding in Nigeria”.  Bruce was speaking during a debate to mark this year’s International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day. The MP said:  ‘I will now turn to Nigeria—I know that my hon. Friend the Member …

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“The good, peaceful Fulani need to tell their story”

12 September 2018 The mockery of pastoralist Fulani over their enthusiasm for cows has made way for the slurs of “terrorists” and “militia” as disputes with others in West Africa lead to bloodshed. In Nigeria they face other problems too. The voices of the two boys, neither older than 16, carry over the sound of more than 20 cows trotting …

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UK House of Lords slams Nigerian govt inaction and labelling of escalating violence as “herdsmen/farmers” clashes

29 June 2018 In Nigerian official and media circles and even wider, the never-ending mass murder by Fulani herdsmen/militia has regularly been tagged “herdsmen and farmer clashes”.  Naijiant.com has long argued that this label muddies the waters and fails to show the clear divide between perpetrators and victims.  This theme was taken up yesterday in the House of Lords during …

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Buhari has failed to end Fulani herdsmen violence – Human Rights Watch

28 June 2018 Human Rights Watch in a press statement today spoke about government failure in Nigeria to protect its citizens.  The statement is reproduced in full below. Urgently Step Up Investigations; Hold Attackers to Account The death of at least 86 people in attacks on six villages in Plateau State, Nigeria, is the most recent in a shocking spate of reprisal violence …

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Mayhem in Nigeria’s Middle Belt

Fighting between Nigerian farmers and herders is getting worse An age-old rivalry has grown deadlier, thanks to climate change, bad government and plentiful guns Maris Gidwell unwinds the bandage from her forearm and removes a wooden splint. Two fingers are missing. Her arm shakes as she tells how, as dawn broke, she heard shouts warning the residents of Lawaru, in …

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Nigeria is one of the countries where Christians face the greatest persecution – British MP Carol Monaghan

British MP Carol Monaghan, of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and representing Glasgow North West, said on Tuesday that “Nigeria is one of the countries where Christians face the greatest degree of persecution”.  The MP was speaking during a parliamentary debate in Westminster Hall on “Christians Overseas”. The debate was called by the Conservative MP for Croydon South, Chris Philp, asking …

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‘Buhari must wake up’ Nigeria’s bishops say after church attack

Nationwide protests were held this week in Nigeria to mark the funeral of two priests and 17 church members in Benue State. The government must do more to protect the people, Nigeria’s Catholic bishops say. Felicia Tabo slowly makes her way through the crowds of people. “I came all the way from Abuja,” Tabo says, pushing her way closer to the altar …

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