Nigerian Fulani in Nigeria

Unreached of the Day  4/24/2021

Nigerian Fulani in Nigeria

Scattered mostly in Nigeria and Cameroon, these semi-nomadic people fiercely reject anything they perceive as contrary to their lifestyle of roaming with their cattle herds. This includes education (they are mostly non-literate) and permanent homes. They are widely regarded as troublesome impediments to the large cattle ranchers. One businessman and member of a ruling party has established two large cattle ranches, forcing the Fulani tribal people from their historic grazing land. They were given no compensation. Their inability to read and intense independence have placed them on unequal footing with greedy people like these who take advantage of them.

Ministry Obstacles

The inability to read is an obstacle to learning about Christ if the gospel comes to them only in printed form.

Outreach Ideas

Christians need to be genuinely concerned about the material welfare of the Fulani people, finding ways to assist them, building friendships and trust.

Scripture Focus

"O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, what joy for those who trust in you."  Psalm 84:12

Scripture Prayer

Pray for many from this people group to find joy and hope in trusting the Lord Almighty.

Prayer Focus

Pray the few Christian believers among the Fulani people will be sent teachers to help them become well established in the faith. Pray they will find each other in order to fellowship together. Pray they will learn to live in the power of Christ's Spirit, experiencing the fruit of Christ's Spirit consistently. Pray the Fulani will be able to care adequately for their families, and be led to be better prepared for the rapidly changing conditions of the 21st century. Pray they will see the need to make schooling a priority for their children.



People Name Nigerian Fulani
Pronunciationfoo-LAH-nee
Country Nigeria
10/40 Window Yes
Population 16,384,000
World Population 16,640,000
Language Fulfulde, Nigerian
Primary Religion Islam
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image