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Nigeria: Jihadist Fulani attack and destroy Christian orphanage

The Fulani herdsmen’s goal is to terrorize Christians into fleeing the area, freeing up their land for use by the attackers and their associates.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian government continues to do little or nothing to stop this activity.

For previous coverage of the persecution of Christians in Nigeria from ChristianPersecution.com, see here.

“Christian Orphanage Attacked in Nigeria,” International Christian Concern, August 11, 2021:

08/11/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – According to the Religious Freedom Coalition, a Christian orphanage in Plateau State, Nigeria, was attacked and destroyed on August 2nd, by men reported to be jihadist Fulani.

The orphanage housed 147 children, all of whom were able to safely evacuate the home prior to the attack.

“The attackers came when the place was becoming dark around 7 p.m.,” a neighborhood watchman told the Epoch Times. “The Fulani got support from the Nigerian army. They were escorted by the army on three army vans. We saw them from afar coming in numbers,” the watchman said. “The soldiers did not help us. They allowed Fulani to burn down our houses.”

The orphanage is now “uninhabitable and the children remain dispersed,” according to the Religious Freedom Coalition.

“As Fulani herdsmen advance in the Miago and Jos areas they destroyed 500 homes, 5 churches and killed 68 Christians,” said the news source. “Many were wounded. Nigerian law prohibits anyone from owning a firearm in Nigeria, but oddly the Fulani had weapons exactly like those of the army.”…

On December 7th, The U.S. State Department added Nigeria to their list of Countries of Particular Concern for tolerating “systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom.”

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