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Barnabas Update – August 1st 2020

Fulani Muslim rescues Nigerian Christians

Barnabas Fund, 28 July 2020

A Fulani Muslim man rescued two Nigerian Christian missionaries  when he found Pastor Zakka Ibrahim and Samuel Mabas exhausted and hungry and gave them shelter. The men were kidnapped by Islamists on 17 May and abandoned by their kidnappers without food.

Their rescuer looked after them for two days before taking them to church leaders.  The men have since returned home.

The majority of Fulani nomadic cattle herders are Muslim, although some have converted to become Christians, and many live peacefully alongside their Christian neighbours.

Other Fulani have become radicalised and carry out savage raids on Christian communities in Nigeria’s Middle Belt, attacks that have sharply increased during the coronavirus lockdown.