"It's tough to tell Nigerian Christians this isn't a religious conflict since what they see are Fulani fighters clad entirely in black, chanting 'Allahu Akbar!' and screaming 'Death to Christians.'" — Sister Monica Chikwe, reported by John. L. Allen Jr., Crux, August 4, 2019.
"Hundreds of indigenous Numan Christians in Adamawa state were attacked and killed by jihadist Fulani herdsmen. When they tried to defend themselves the Buhari govt. sent in the Airforce to bomb hundreds of them and protect the Fulani aggressors. Is this fair?!" — Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, Daily Post (Nigeria), December 6, 2017.
Such is the current state of affairs: a jihad of genocidal proportions has been declared on the Christian population of Nigeria, and spearheaded by that nation's president and his fellow Fulani tribesmen, even as Western media and analysts present Nigeria's problems as products of economics — or "inequality" and "poverty," to quote former US President Bill Clinton on the supposedly true source that is "fueling all this stuff."
Muhammadu Buhari, the Muslim president of Nigeria — who reached that position in part thanks to former US President Barack H. Obama — continues to fuel the "genocide" of Christians in his nation, according to Nigerian Christian leaders.
Between 2011 and 2015, Boko Haram — a jihadi group that committed ISIS-types of atrocities even before ISIS came into being — terrorized and slaughtered thousands of Christians, particularly those living in the Muslim-majority north. In 2015, Nigeria's Muslims finally got what they wanted: a Muslim president in the person of Muhammadu Buhari. The violence, however, only got worse. Muslim Fulani herdsmen — the ethnic tribe from which Buhari hails — joined and even surpassed Boko Haram in their slaughter of Christians.
Between June 2017 and June 2018 alone, Muslim Fulani slaughtered approximately 9,000 Christians and destroyed at least a thousand churches. (It took three times longer for the Fulani to kill a fraction [1,484] of Christians under Jonathan's presidency.) In just the first six months of this year, 52 lethal terror attacks targeting Christian villages occurred. "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 Ann Buwalda said in July.
Whenever the mainstream media touches on the violence wracking Nigeria, it repeats what Obama's Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Johnnie Carson, claimed after a church was bombed, leaving nearly 40 Christian worshippers dead on Easter Sunday, 2012. "I want to take this opportunity," Carson said, "to stress one key point and that is that religion is not driving extremist violence" in Nigeria.