Over the last decade, we’ve watched in horror as ISIS swept across the Middle East, brutally persecuting Christians along their path for dominance in the region.
As ISIS has been slowly subdued, a new mass threat is rising against Christians on a different continent, and it is one that global leaders have so far failed to respond to.
In Nigeria, Fulani herdsmen have been waging an unthinkably evil and violent campaign against Christian farmers, leaving thousands dead as the government turns a blind eye.
Charisma News reports:
A new wave of attacks by Fulani herdsmen against Christians is leading one international human rights advocate to call on the U.S. Congress to appoint a special envoy to investigate.
“Nigeria is now the deadliest place in the world to be a Christian,” explained attorney Emmanuel Ogebe. “What we have is a genocide. They are trying to displace the Christians, they are trying to possess their land and they are trying to impose their religion on the so-called infidels and pagans who they consider Christians to be.”
Two weeks ago, 238 people were killed in a village massacre in north-central Nigeria. Six of Ogebe’s relatives were among the victims.
“From what we have been able to piece together, the husband and his pregnant wife, he tried to take her out of the house to safety and come back for the kids,” recalled Ogebe. “But they ran into the herdsmen along the way and they shot him and his pregnant wife and they went into their home and they killed their 4-year-old son and their 6-year-old daughter who were asleep in their beds.”
He said the Muslim attackers also killed two relatives who were visiting the family during summer break.
Ogebe said he was told that authorities would not allow the corpses of his relatives to be taken away for separate burial. Instead, they were buried in a mass grave with the other victims.
Dr. Michael Brown, author and radio host, says that the Western media is doing very little to bring attention to this crisis.
“While these Nigerian Christians weep, the West remains in the dark,” he says, explaining that the Nigerian government is characterizing the violence as a simple rural rivalry.
He shares this from a Nigerian blog post:
“Christians here are incensed that the Nigerian president is telling the world that the explanation for this brutality is conflict between Fulani herdsman and farmers. As a Nigerian headline put it, ‘Bukhari [the president] says 300 Fulani cows were stolen.’ In other words, the Fulani herdsmen retaliated because their cows were stolen.”
Meanwhile, Brown says, babies are being hacked up, women raped, young and old burned alive.
Please keep the Nigerian Christians in your prayers and share this or Dr. Brown’s articles to bring attention to this horrific crisis.
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