Nigeria: Religious Freedom

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria regarding reports of attacks by Islamist Fulani herders on Christian communities.

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We are concerned by recurrent clashes involving pastoralists and local farmers of all faiths. We have raised our concerns at State and Federal government levels and urge the Nigerian Government to work with the affected populations. We welcome President Buhari's commitment to focus on assisting the affected communities, bringing perpetrators to justice and examining longer-term peaceful solutions to the conflict.

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