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FIVE CHRISTIAN YOUTHS TO BE HANGED IN NORTHERN NIGERIA

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FIVE CHRISTIAN YOUTHS TO BE HANGED IN NORTHERN NIGERIA

Who has caused more terror and death in Northern Nigeria than the dreaded terrorists Boko Haram? Muslim Fulani herders! However, they do not make the headlines as often as Boko Haram. Christians in the northeast state of Adamawa have fled because of Boko Haram, only to return and have their property invaded and occupied by Muslim Fulani herders. Five Christian youths have been sentenced to hang for killing one Fulani herdsman who in turn had allegedly killed 48 people. Who is stopping the violence? Where is the government's protection of its citizens? Where is justice? The lack of response by Nigeria's security services has been seen as complicit in crimes mainly against Christians.

An area, the Numan Federation in Adamawa is the only area that remains predominantly Christian in northern Nigeria. In recent years the migration of Muslim Fulani herdsmen into the area has increased. It appears that the reluctance of the herdsmen to move to "greener pastures" in Cameroon is an effort to drive out the Christian element, the only voice of opposition in the state. The judicial, military, and security agencies are all controlled by non-Christians. There are fears the Muslim President Muhammadu Buhari may use the violence as an excuse to cancel the 2019 elections and remain in power.

The nation of Nigeria is number 14 on the 2018 Open Doors World Watch List of the worst persecutors of Christians in the world. Window International Network partners pray for Nigeria on Day 29 by following the Praying Through the Window 9: Global Terrorism and World Religions prayer calendar.
 
Let us pray for:

World leaders/countries to exert pressure on President Buhari to be the protector of all of Nigeria's citizens, particularly the minority Christians (The Bible, Ezra 9:9).

God's intervention to break the pattern of aggression by the Fulani herdsmen in attacking, killing, and stealing the land of Christians (The Bible, Acts 15:14).

Christian farmers to grow stronger in their faith as they beseech our Heavenly Father to send His angelic forces to protect Christians' property (The Bible, 2 Kings 6:17).

 

Sources:

What does the conviction of five Christian youths to hang for the death of one Fulani herder show about the farmer-herdsmen conflict in N. Nigeria?

Why are Muslims and Christians Clashing in Nigeria? Dozens Dead Following 'Deeply Unfortunate Killings'

Nigerian to launch major security operation after wave of violence between Muslim herders and Christian farmers

Photo: https://www.newsweek.com/why-are-muslims-and-christians-clashing-nigeria-dozens-reported-dead-following-993421
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