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Nigeria: Violence

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL6853, tabled on 16 April 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 26 March (HL Deb, col 614), what is their assessment of the religious composition of the Fulani herdsmen militias in Nigeria, and of whether Christians form part of those militias.

Answered on

1 May 2018

There has been no reliable census on ethnic religious affiliation in Nigeria. The Fulani ethnic group are predominantly but not exclusively Muslim; it is thought that some follow traditional or other religions.