VOM is helping feed some of the displaced
When Islamists sent a warning letter to the Bakkai community in Kankara state, villagers requested protection from local vigilantes.
But when the attack occurred, on June 28, the militants easily overpowered them, killing nine and injuring many others. And that was just one of the violent attacks in June. “About 395 Nigerians were killed and 48 injured in attacks in June 2020,” a local VOM worker said. “Muslim Fulani herdsmen have been taking siege of farmlands and killing the people.” Both Muslims and Christians have been affected by these attacks.