By Emily Watt | 19 February 2020
Nigeria | 3,000 Displaced After Recent Fulani Herdsmen Attacks
In the last three years, Fulani Herdsmen attacks have been responsible for more killings than Boko Haram. Late last month more attacks took place over four days in 12 Christian villages, killing over 200 Christians and displacing around 3,000 people.
Due to the civil unrest in the area, many aid organisations have been unable to provide support. However, some local churches have stepped in to help by setting up camps for the displaced.
Open Doors is on the ground working through local partners to bring much-needed aid relief. An Open Doors worker described the situation in these camps after visiting;
“The agony they are going through is hard to describe. We saw people who were still in a haze over what they have just gone through.”
Aid Relief Received With Joy
Our field workers returned the next day with food, oil and toiletries to distribute in the two camps.
“When they saw the van, they shouted for joy. Some just burst into tears,” she said.
Image: Children eating the food delivered to camp.
Your Help Makes A Difference.
“In just an interval of a day, you responded to our cry. Even the government has not done what you did for us. You have brought food items and toiletries for us. We are indeed grateful.” – Nigerian Woman
We’re continuing to support the persecuted church in Nigeria throughout these hard times.
- Praise God that we can help our persecuted brothers and sisters in Nigeria in this practical way.
- Pray that Christians in Nigeria continue to trust God and remain faithful.
- Pray that God will transform the hearts of Fulani Herdsmen and that they come to faith in Jesus.
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