Fulani violence targeting Christians continues in Nigerian Kaduna State
Fulani militia rode into the village on motorcycles, shooting sporadically and abducted seven students and a female teacher at the Prince Academy School in Damba-Kasanya village.
First-hand evidence of the assault has been submitted to human rights NGO – PSJ UK, which is campaigning for the UK and other Western governments to pressurise the Nigerian regime into defending its population against a mounting Islamist insurgency known to have claimed the lives of 100,000 people, largely Christian, over the last twenty years.
PSJ is demanding that the former UK Prime Minister and UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, speak out against sectarian attacks on children, teachers and schools.
Nigeria’s students have increasingly fallen victim to the emerging security problem. Villages in Chikun and Birnin Gwari local governments in Kaduna state have come under repeated attacks from heavily-armed Fulani Militia for years. They sacked and drove away people from about twenty villages. Most of the displaced are now staying in various internal displacement camps (IDPs).