A spokesman for a persecution watchdog group is hopeful that local protests in Nigeria will help put an end to the deadly violence perpetrated by Fulani terrorists.
Christians have been a target of Fulani herdsmen for years, but now the violence is increasing and citizens in Nigeria's Plateau State are beginning to protest.
This year alone, there have been at least 20 attacks in the state that have killed more than 100 people.
On April 12, hundreds of protestors staged a peaceful rally at the Plateau State House of Assembly.
Nathan Johnson with International Christian Concern says it's one thing for his organization to voice outrage over these attacks but it's another when government officials hear from local residents.
Johnson believes it will make a difference.
"I am hopeful that it will," he says, "because once the people do start standing up for themselves, and going through legal channels, I believe that their government has to change."
The violence is happening almost daily, he says, so government leaders are hopefully realizing that they must act if they want to remain in power.