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Panelists participate in a panel discussion about the ongoing human rights abuses committed in Nigeria by Fulani militants against Christian farming communities in Washington, D.C. on July 15, 2019. From left to right: Faith McDonnell from the Institute on Religion & Democracy, Nigerian Christian Toynin Shonowo, Nigerian Pastor Yakubu Bakfwash and Ann Buwalda from the Jubilee Campaign. | Jubilee Campaign/Jenitza Castro.
Rights - NGO - Research - Data - International
An international human rights NGO has submitted research and data to the International Criminal Court contending that the standard for genocide has now been reached when it comes to the massacres of Christian farming communities in Nigeria by Fulani militants.
The Jubilee Campaign, which advocates on behalf of religious minorities across the globe and successfully petitioned the ICC to indict Boko Haram for their killings across northeastern Nigeria, submitted its new report “Nigeria: The Genocide is Loading” to the ICC’s investigative offices in Hague last week.
Report - Documents - Scale - Severity - Fulani
The report documents the increasing scale and severity of Fulani militant attacks against predominantly Christian farming communities in Nigeria and chronicles at least 52 Fulani militant attacks between the start of 2019 and June 12.
“Nearly every single day, I wake up with text messages from partners in Nigeria, such as this morning: ‘Herdsmen stab 49-year-old farmer to death in Ogan,’” human rights lawyer and Jubilee Campaign Director Ann Buwalda said during a panel discussion in Washington, D.C, this month.
Ogan - Farmer - Weep - Conscience - World
“Frankly, I don’t know where Ogan is. I don’t know this 49-year-old farmer. But when I wake up and read that, ‘I weep.’ It’s the conscience of all of us around the world that need to weep when we read that. If you get that every single day and that's how you wake up, you realize that it is up to us to do something.”
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