NIGERIA – By the time Muslim Fulani militant herdsmen ended their four-day killing spree (June 21-24) on northern Nigerian villages in Plateau state surrounding the city of Jos, Christians there told workers from Open Doors USA that the death toll was at least 200.

Currently, a dusk-to-dawn curfew is in place, however, local reports say that the violence continues despite the curfew. Women and children are especially vulnerable.

In 2018 alone, militant Fulani herdsmen have targeted and killed more than 600 Christians in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region, raiding Christian villages and setting fire to homes and churches.

In addition to Fulani herdsmen, Boko Haram continues to brutally attack Christians and communities in Nigeria, raiding villages and kidnapping women and children.

Despite Nigerian President Buhari’s claims that Boko Haram has been defeated, the group that aims to establish an Islamic caliphate in West Africa is showing those claims to be little more than propaganda.

Nigerian President Buhari has also been accused of being purposely silent on the Fulani herdsmen attacks on Christians within the country.

Image: A Christian village in Nigeria destroyed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in June 2016 (Screenshot). Report credits to Open Doors USA; Editing by RNS Staff.