Hi everyone, am from a minority group in Southern Kaduna, Nigeria. In my country, we (Christains) currently live in fear that our nation is being Islamized. As of the moment, almost all of the top government offices are held by Muslims of the Fulani tribe. Southern Kaduna, where my home town and majority of Christains in Kaduna are situated, is plagued with violence as Fulani herdsmen, heavily armed and well funded continue to kill men, women and children who are not Muslims. My people are forced to fight back in their attempt to defend themselves but end up killing basically any Muslim in sight leading to a series of reprisal attacks. The most recent occurred yesterday after the postponement of the national elections. In my home town, every home is expected to release an adult male child to perform vigilante duties at night when such attacks become frequent. Late last year, one of our Chiefs was kidnapped and killed after attending a meeting with the incumbent governor where he refused a proposal that required traditional rulers in Southern Kaduna (Christains) to be subjects of the Emirates (Muslims).
The government hardly condemns these attacks, our governor on national television admitted compensating these herdsmen meanwhile, nothing is being done to rehabilitate the villages burnt down by these men.
My question is, what do we do in a situation like this other than watch and pray? Is it bad if we fight back?