Sokoto Fulani in Niger

Unreached of the Day  10/19/2021

Sokoto Fulani in Niger

pronounced: SOH-koh-toh foo-LAH-nee

The Sokoto Fulani are a sub-group of the much larger Fulani tribe which is spread across much of West Africa. Many of the Sokoto Fulani have also spread into southern Niger. While some Fulani living in this area are educated aristocrats, others are Bororo, or semi-nomadic herdsmen (part-time shepherds, part-time farmers). The Sokoto Fulani are thus composed of the ruling class (Toroobe) and the semi-nomadic shepherds (Bororo). The area they occupy is open grassland with narrow forested zones.

Ministry Obstacles

Muslim family leaders view Christianity as a threat to their culture and way of life. Few of them would allow their people to publicly put their faith in Christ without serious consequences.

Outreach Ideas

If there are believers who are skilled in drilling for water or providing medical care, they could make positive contact with Sokoto Fulani leaders, who in turn, can open the door for the life of Jesus to be shared.

Scripture Focus

"… to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me."  Acts 26:18

Scripture Prayer

Pray for God to send spiritual light and truth to this people group.

Prayer Focus

Only about one in 1,000 Sokoto Fulanis follows the Lord, so pray that these few believers will be strengthened by the Holy Spirit to withstand persecution and extend His grace no matter what comes their way. * Pray for Jesus movements to influence extended Fulani families so the gospel will spread rapidly. * Pray for spiritual hunger among the Sokoto Fulani people, and that they will seek and find their Savior. * Pray for Sokoto Fulani families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to cling to the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.

People Name Sokoto Fulani
PronunciationSOH-koh-toh foo-LAH-nee
Country Niger
10/40 Window Yes
Population 723,000
World Population 1,172,000
Language Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger
Primary Religion Islam
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image