(NIGERIA) JUST IN: Fulani Herdsmen Report: A group, has written the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, threatening Jihadist attacks on some strategic facilities in the state if he fails to withdraw his support for a ban on open grazing enacted by southern governors #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.18: In the unsigned letter pasted on some locations in Asaba, the state capital on Sunday, the group gave Okowa 72 hours to withdraw his support for the ban or face series of attacks in the city:

Nigeria: Fulani herdsmen threaten jihad violence over ban on open grazing a group writes to Delta Gov, Okowa, threatens Jihad over grazing ban,” Ripples Nigeria, June 14, 2021:

In the unsigned letter titled “Fulani Jihadist warning: An open message to Delta State’, and dated June 13, the group said they have earmarked some locations including the fence of the Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel, located along Infant Jesus Road.

Part of the letter reads:

“This is to inform Delta State that the Fulani of Usman Dan Fodio leadership shall do everything it can to uphold the legacy of our heritage of open grazing; for we are nomadic people from origination and shall never negotiate the ownership of Nigeria, West Africa and Sub-Sahara.

“We hereby demand the Governor of Delta State to immediately withdraw his earlier stand on the call to ban open grazing in 17 regions (states) in not less than 72 hours from the above date, and also withdraw his position as the leading voice for the governors.

“Failure to adhere to this demand for being the host of the 17 governors, Delta State, most likely, the city of Asaba and Agbor, shall encounter severe consequences than that of Bornu, Kebbi, Kastina, Kaduna, Enugu, Benue, Oyo and many more that will not respect the Fulani’s heritage.

“We take responsibility for the detonated explosive uncovered in the state capital secretariat, which should serve as a warning to the Delta State Government for what is to come should the governor fail to abide to our demand.

“We highly advise all Fulani and northerners, including the security personnel, to leave Delta State as soon as possible for the wind of our action is now present in the land. Failure of the governor to adhere to our call shall live us with no other choice.”…

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jun.18: 2021:

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(NIGERIA) LATEST: Fulani herdsmen on Monday night (April 26) killed 10 Christians who had taken refuge in a camp for the displaced in north-central bringing to over 30 of the number of Christians slain in Benue state the past week, sources said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.01: A survivor of the attack in Abagena, Benue state, David Akiga, told Morning Star News in a text message that “during the attack on us, 10 Christians were killed and nine other Christians were injured” in the camp along the Makurdi-Lafia highway:

Nigeria: Fulani Herdsmen have murdered at least 30- Christians in One Week in Benue, Nigeria,” Morning Star News, April 28, 2021:

About 7,000 people displaced by previous herdsmen attacks live at the camp on the outskirts of Makurdi, the Benue state capital, he said:

On Saturday (April 24), another band of herdsmen attacked five predominantly Christian communities in Guma County, Benue state, killing 17 Christians, according to David Iorhemba, a legislator from the area. The herdsmen invaded Yogbo-Mbayev, Ajimaku, Ayeri, Udei and Tse-Gborigyo, at about 2 a.m., Iorhemba said in a text message.

Three Christians were killed in Yogbo-Mbayev, nine in Ajimaku, one in Ayeri, and four in Tse Gborigyo and Udei, he said.

On April 21 in Guma, Makurdi and Agatu counties, six other Christians were killed in herdsmen attacks, according to Caleb Aba, an official on Guma Local Government Council. Tse-Zoola village in Makurdi, Odugbeho in Agatu and Mbayer-Yandev in Guma were attacked, he said in a text message.

“The attacks on the communities by these Fulani herdsmen occurred on the said day and date at about 9 p.m.,” Aba said. “Joseph Babayo, Simon Idewu, Zaki Hyacinth Ajon, and Benjamin Anakula are some of the Christian victims killed by the herdsmen during these attacks.”

Benue Gov. Samuel Ortom confirmed the multiple attacks while visiting the camp in Abagena in a press statement from spokesman Terver Akase.

“Gov. Ortom expressed shock over the attack on the displaced Christians and described it as cowardly by men possessed by evil,” Akase said. “He said these unprovoked attacks were becoming unacceptable.”

More than 70 people were killed in Guma, Makurdi and Gwer West local government areas of Benue state in the last two weeks, he added, with many others wounded.

“I want to say that our patience is being overstretched in spite of our preaching of rule of law and due process,” Gov. Ortom said, according to Akase. “You can see that the people are fed up.”

Nigeria was the country with the most Christians killed for their faith last year (November 2019-October 2020), at 3,530, up from 1,350 in 2019, according to the WWL report. In overall violence, Nigeria was second only to Pakistan, and it trailed only China in the number of churches attacked or closed, 270, according to the list.

Numbering in the millions across Nigeria and the Sahel, predominantly Muslim Fulani comprise hundreds of clans of many different lineages who do not hold extremist views, but some Fulani do adhere to radical Islamist ideology, the United Kingdom’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom or Belief (APPG) noted in a recent report.

“They adopt a comparable strategy to Boko Haram and ISWAP [Islamic State West Africa Province] and demonstrate a clear intent to target Christians and potent symbols of Christian identity,” the APPG report states.

Christian leaders in Nigeria have said they believe herdsmen attacks on Christian communities in Nigeria’s Middle Belt are inspired by their desire to forcefully take over Christians’ lands and impose Islam as desertification has made it difficult for them to sustain their herds….

“In 2015, Muhammadu Buhari, a Fulani, was elected president of Nigeria,” the group reported. “He has done virtually nothing to address the behavior of his fellow tribesmen in the Middle Belt and in the south of the country.”

The U.S. State Department on Dec. 7 added Nigeria to its list of Countries of Particular Concern for engaging in or tolerating “systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom.” Nigeria joined Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan on the list….

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: May.01: 2021:

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(NIGERIA) LATEST: Christians in Kaduna state, suspect Fulani herdsmen were behind the kidnapping of eight Christians from a bus in the southern part of the state on Friday (March 26) #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.01: Please pray for my dad and other RCCG missionaries who were kidnapped by Fulani herdsmen on the evening of Friday, March 26,” church member Ifedun Richard told Morning Star News by text message on Saturday.

Nigeria: Muslims stop bus on highway, kidnap eight Christians: ‘The members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) were traveling from the city of Kaduna to Kafanchan when their bus was intercepted on the Kachia-Kafanchan highway 63 kilometers (39 miles) southeast of the state capital, Kaduna city, according to reports according to the Morning Star News’

“Christians Abducted from Bus in North-Central Nigeria,” Morning Star News, March 29, 2021:

Eje Kenny Faraday, who said he was also traveling along the Kaduna-Kachia highway on Friday, posted a photo of the church members’ abandoned bus on Facebook that day and stated that they had just been kidnapped.

A spokesman for the RCCG in the city of Kaduna, pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, confirmed the kidnapping, saying the eight church members were on their way to Kafanchan for ministry outreach.

Tanko Makeri, a resident of the area where the kidnapping took place, told Morning Star News by text message that the church members were kidnapped at gunpoint along the Kaduna-Kachia highway between Doka and Makyali villages….

Nigeria led the world in number of kidnapped Christians last year with 990, according to Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List report. In the 2021 list of the countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian, Nigeria broke into the top 10 for the first time, jumping to No. 9 from No. 12 the previous year.

Nigeria was the country with the most Christians killed for their faith last year (November 2019-October 2020), at 3,530, up from 1,350 in 2019, according to the WWL report. In overall violence, Nigeria was second only to Pakistan, and it trailed only China in the number of churches attacked or closed, 270, according to the list.

Numbering in the millions across Nigeria and the Sahel, predominantly Muslim Fulani comprise hundreds of clans of many different lineages who do not hold extremist views, but some Fulani do adhere to radical Islamist ideology, the United Kingdom’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom or Belief (APPG) noted in a recent report.

“They adopt a comparable strategy to Boko Haram and ISWAP [Islamic State West Africa Province] and demonstrate a clear intent to target Christians and potent symbols of Christian identity,” the APPG report states.

Christian leaders in Nigeria have said they believe herdsmen attacks on Christian communities in Nigeria’s Middle Belt are inspired by their desire to forcefully take over Christians’ lands and impose Islam as desertification has made it difficult for them to sustain their herds….

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Apr.01: 2021:

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