They call on the UK Government to “acknowledge the scale of ethno-religious violence” and to urge the Nigerian Government to “hold those responsible to account” and “ensure that security and stability are provided for all communities in the north and Middle Belt, as well as the Yoruba and Igbo people in the south west and south east, together with the help and protection they urgently need.”

They note that the Humanitarian Relief Trust has received information from local contacts “of a large attack on remote villages in a western region of Plateau state bordering Kaduna that began at 5am on 2 August.” These attacks were only stopped after an operation that lasted for more than six hours. Dozens died and hundreds of households were razed to the ground.”

The signatories pointed out that all those killed were Christians and the attackers were Islamist Fulani militia.

Signatories to the letter include Baroness Cox (Founder and President of Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust), Former Archbishops  of Canterbury, Lord Carey of Clifton, and Dr Rowan Williams, Lord Alton of Liverpool, and His Grace the Most Revd Henry Ndukuba (Primate of All Nigeria and Bishop Metropolitan).

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