Sokoto is one of the states of Nigeria, and Sokoto is also a city. During the reign of the Fulani Empire in the 19th century Sokoto was an important Fula state. In the year 2000, Islamic Shari'ah law was introduced in several northern states of Nigeria including Sokoto State. The Sokoto Fulani are a sub-group of the much larger Fulani people, a tribe that is spread across much of West Africa.
Tensions between the mostly Muslim people of northern Nigeria and the mostly Christian people of the south have long been high. For a northern Fulani to follow Christ is to risk being seen as a traitor.
Nigeria has a large number of Christian believers. Perhaps some will be able to overcome tribal animosities and carry the good news of Jesus to the northern Fulani tribes. Pray to this end.
Pray for the few Sokoto Fulani who know and follow Jesus Christ. Pray they will faithfully fellowship together, and will learn to live in the power of Christ's Spirit. Pray they will live holy lives, and will represent Christ well to their family and friends.
Pray for the large Fulani tribe, that they will be drawn increasingly to Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih), desiring to find out more about this Man. Pray also they will be able to make schooling a priority for their children, preparing them for life in the rapidly changing 21st century.
"Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name." 1 Chronicles 16:28-29
|People Name||Fulani, Sokoto|
|Language||Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|