(Morning Star News) – After a massacre in which members of the Islamic extremist Boko Haram group last month dressed in Nigerian Army fatigues, Christian leaders believe elements in the military must be complicit in the often-unchallenged attacks on Christians. In the wake of the group’s kidnapping of more than 300 high school girls, Boko […]
Christians seek to defend themselves as trust in army falters.
Muslim extremists threaten to kill former sheikh but instead attack 12-year-old girl.
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Hassan Muwanguzi, poisoned earlier this year in Uganda by Muslim relatives, did not expect the Muslim extremists who threatened to kill him on June 16 to murder his 12-year-old daughter. Muwanguzi did not recognize the four men who appeared at his door that evening and forced their way into his […]
Deaths in coastal town of Mpeketoni could top those of Westgate mall attack.
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Somalia’s Islamic extremist Al Shabaab rebels attacked a predominantly Christian town on Kenya’s coast Sunday night (June 15), selecting out Christian males as they killed more than 57 people, area sources said. The estimated 50 Al Shabaab militants attacked two hotels, a police station and other buildings in Mpeketoni, […]
Government, U.S., U.N. response inadequate, congressional subcommittee told.
ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The 18-year-old high school student escaped from Boko Haram with her life, but she’s feeling sharp loss. One of more than 300 girls kidnapped by the Islamic extremist group on April 15 from Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, Patience (last name withheld for […]
Suspected Boko Haram rebels kill nine volunteers guarding worship service.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed nine Christians guarding a church service in Borno state on Sunday (June 1), hours before a bombing of a Christian area in neighboring Adamawa state resulted in at least 48 deaths, Christian leaders said. In Borno, at least 10 gunmen attacked a Church of the […]
Pastor and others kidnapped, church buildings burned.
JOS, Nigeria, May 31, 2014 (Morning Star News) – While international media sights have been justifiably fixed on 276 girls kidnapped from Chibok, Borno state, Islamic extremists last week killed Christians in the state’s Gwoza area nearly unnoticed, as they have for more than two years. On Borno state’s eastern border with Cameroon, as Chibok […]
Pastor oversaw five groups in nearly 100 percent Muslim country.
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Underground Christians in Somalia are struggling to recover from the loss of a prominent church leader gunned down in March. As in many cases of the mounting number of murders of secret Christians in Somalia, Islamic extremists with the Al Shabaab rebel group were suspected in the March 16 shooting […]
New Christian’s whereabouts unknown.
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Within three weeks of putting his faith in Christ, a 26-year-old former Muslim in western Kenya was beaten in a mosque and later arrested without charges, Christian leaders said. Hassan Hussein Mohammed wouldn’t normally have admitted to being a Christian while attending mosque prayers. But he had to explain why […]
Boko Haram suspected in massive destruction of lives, property.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Islamic extremists set off two bombs in a mainly Christian area of the central Nigerian city of Jos today, causing massive destruction of human lives and property, sources said. Two days after a suicide bombing in northern Nigeria killed an estimated 20 people, Islamic extremist Boko Haram rebels were […]
An estimated 20 people are killed.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Christian sources said an apparent suicide bombing in a Christian area of northern Nigeria’s city of Kano Sunday night (May 18) killed about 20 people, more than the police tally of five. The police death toll for the bombing at about 10 p.m. includes the bomber. The Rev. Murtala Marti […]