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Nigeria: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL5526, tabled on 8 February 2018

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.

Answered on

22 February 2018

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.