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Catholic Bishop In Nigeria Begs For Help, Says Nigeria Is On The Edge Of A Genocide If The Violence Does Not Stop

Catholic Bishop In Nigeria Begs For Help, Says Nigeria Is On The Edge Of A Genocide If The Violence Does Not Stop

Country: 
Nigeria
News Date: 
23/07/2018
Lancastrian
Summary: 

“PLEASE DON’T make the same mistake as was made with the genocide in Rwanda. It happened under our noses, but no one stopped it. And we know well how that ended.” These are the words of Bishop William Amove Avenya of the Diocese of Gboko, in Benue State, Nigeria, where Christians form the majority of the population. He is only the latest of the bishops of Nigeria’s Middle Belt to have raised his voice to denounce what is an increasingly worrying phenomenon—the attacks by Islamist Fulani herdsmen on Christians in the region. In recent days there have been new attacks in the area of Jos, the capital of Plateau State, killing more than 100 people.