See below reports received during the past week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep7HG0eAiLQ&ab_channel=FunkyDStarTV 12 April 2021 – Armed Fulani militia attacked a village in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, where the attackers caused immense damage to the community by setting properties on fire, sporadic shooting at residents, and wounding people with machetes. A resident from the attacked village states that the armed Fulani militia comes into the villages and takes the cows, if anyone tries to touch the cows they will retaliate and kill the village. However, numerous unprecedented attacks continue as Fulani militia invade villages when everyone is asleep and off-guard, allowing them to destroy the village and escape. IPOB and the ESN are calling out government officials and the police for being prewarned that the attacks will occur, yet keeping it quiet and not being involved.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0INSkzFXPQ&ab_channel=AprokoTv 27 April 2021 – Nine families were killed in Igbariam, Anambra State by armed Fulani militia when they attacked the community. The Anambra State Commission of Police ordered immediate deployment of command operation and intelligence assistance to identify and capture the attackers. These attacks have left children terrified and even the University students are hesitant to return after the invasion. The Commissioner of Police held an on-the-spot assessment right after the attack and placed officers around the area with a strict command to enforce the law. People believe that there is no place to escape because all communities are being targeted by the armed Fulani militia and at times when nobody is ready.

https://intersociety-ng.org/nigerian-islamic-jihadists-massacred-1-370-christians-in-first-four-months-of-2021-and-abducted-over-2500/?utm_source=ADF+International+Alliance+Alert+Subscribers&utm_campaign=3d771adaf4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_30_09_41_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d877f2b466-3d771adaf4-92536833&mc_cid=3d771adaf4&mc_eid=98f882c714 11 May 2021 – Within four months of January to April 2021, over 2,200 Christians were abducted and 1,470 massacred by Nigerian Islamic Jihadists. The armed Fulani militia killed at least 800 of the 1,470 murders. The USA “World Watch List report on prosecuted Christians” reported that between November 2019 and October 2020, 3530 Christians were killed in Nigeria. Statistics of Christian deaths provided by “Intersociety” from troubling Christian areas within Nigeria include:

– Kaduna: 300 deaths (total of 430 killings)

– Benue: 200 deaths

– Plateau: 90 deaths

– Igbo Land States of Anambra, Ebonyi, and Enugu: 80 deaths

– Niger State (Christian area): 70 deaths

– Adamawa/ Taraba: 65 deaths

– Ondo/ Ogun: 52 deaths

– Kebbi: 50 deaths (total of 60 killings)

– Borno: 50 deaths (total of 110 killings)

– Nasarawa: 30 deaths

– Delta (Igbo area): 20 deaths

– Delta (non-Igbo area): 10 deaths

– Edo: 20 deaths

– Oyo, Osun, Ekiti: 30 deaths

– Gombe: 20 deaths

– Geidam, Yobe State (Christian area): 15 deaths

– Kogi State: 10 deaths

– Kibiya Distract of Kano State: 9 deaths

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icgT2fWYMuc&ab_channel=GlobalNewsUpdates 1 June 2021 – President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet:

“Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian civil war. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war will treat them in the language they understand.”

This tweet was deleted by Twitter and is seen by many as a declaration of war on Southerners in general, and Igbo’s in particular. The Federal Government retaliated by banning the use of Twitter in Nigeria.

https://fidesnigeria.org/herdsmen-kill-eight-catholic-parishioners-injure-five-in-benue/ 6 June 2021 – Eight Catholic Parishioners of Our Lady of Consolation Quasi Parish Agan, were brutally killed by armed Fulani militia and five were injured in Benue State. According to Reverend Fr Utume, around 1 am the armed Fulani militia invaded and attacked the Sabongida area of Agan in Kuma LGA.

https://web.facebook.com/thecableng/videos/167570595342545 12 June 2021 – People take to the streets in a protest held in Lagos. The video shows residents holding signs, standing, and signing together. It is time for people to take matters into their own hands and democratically call upon President Buhari to take a stand and protect the citizens of Nigeria. Although people are scared of the police and military, they are making a public stand as all aspects of Nigeria are falling apart.

https://ng.opera.news/ng/en/society/c88f47003fb068081938194363503a27 12 June 2021 – Riled up protesters arrested suspected Fulani militia in Ondo State. The Fulani militia was traveling towards Lagos when protesters stopped their vehicle, as it was full of Northerners, inside they found guns that were made locally and ammunition hidden inside the vehicle. The protestors caused damage to the vehicle and handed the Fulani militia members over to Amotekun Corps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLqefX6og2Y&ab_channel=ugochukwuebukanweke 13 June 2021 – A video shows pupils and teachers running away from armed Fulani militia when they invaded the schools’ premises with cattle in Isuikwuato, Abia.

https://guardian.ng/news/17-people-killed-in-fresh-plateau-attack/ 15 June 2021 – At least 17 people reportedly were killed by armed Fulani militia in Kushe community in Kuru District, Jos South LGA, and Zolgo village in Bassa LGA of Plateau State.

https://guardian.ng/news/igbo-congress-warns-against-another-civil-war/ 16 June 2021 – The World Igbo Congress (WIC) cautioned that Nigeria will be experiencing another civil war, especially one where the Igbo are the contenders. The Federal Government placed a “shoot on site” order in the South East, the Igbo Congress sent out an open letter to the governors of the South East calling for the cessation of the South East order, as well as for all troops within in area to be withdrawn. In an interview, President Buhari referred to Igbo Land as a “dot in a circle”, this analogy sparked concern as it referred to the idea of annihilating the Igbo race. Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the Secretary-General of the Ohanaeze faction, called out the Northern leaders’ silence on the matter, as it was verification that they stood with President Buhari’s declarations and tendencies on the South East.

https://punchng.com/troops-stop-73-nasarawa-men-going-to-imo-with-47-okadas/ 16 June 2021 – 73 Nasarawa men were heading to Imo State and were intercepted by the Nigerian Army at the Agan tollgate in Makurdi, Benue State. Five trucks were carrying 47 Okadas and although the men tried to escape, the soldiers were able to apprehend the truck and the men. No arms were found in the trucks.

 

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