KADUNA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The killing of Christians by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria’s middle belt, including two slayings on Saturday (Aug. 22) in Taraba state, is part of a jihadist drive to take over resources and displace the historically Christian population, sources said. The killing of brothers Ushahemba Kumashenge and Sughter Kumashenge in […]
In 2014 alone, 23,890 people displaced from Christian areas in southern Kaduna state, agency reports.
Bomb found in restroom tossed over fence before it explodes.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A congregation in this central Nigerian city continued worshiping on Sunday (July 12) after a security man found and tossed over a fence a bomb before it exploded, the pastor said. Authorities later discovered a second bomb on the church premises and disposed of it, said the Rev. Ezekiel Omidiji, […]
Evangelist lost 12-year-old daughter to killers last year.
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Twice in the past two weeks, Muslim extremists in eastern Uganda have tried to kill a former sheikh known throughout the region for his Christian activities, the former Islamic teacher told Morning Star News. Hassan Muwanguzi, an evangelist in Budaka District whose conversion and ministry success led hard-line Muslims to […]
At least 17 killed, 11 injured.
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists with Somalia-based Al Shabaab killed 17 quarry workers in northern Kenya early Tuesday morning (July 7), including several Christians, sources said. The attack in Soko Mbuzi, near Mandera, took place at about 1 a.m. as the workers slept in tents outside two houses their employer rented for them, […]
At least five Christians killed in Yobe, Borno states; two church buildings attacked in Jos.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – At least five Christians were killed in northeastern Nigeria over a weekend of violence capped by a twin bombing in Jos that led to attacks on two church buildings on Sunday night (July 5). In Potiskum, Yobe state in the northeast, Islamic extremist group Boko Haram was suspected in the […]
Wife of former sheikh succumbs after sister-in-law feeds her.
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A mother of 11 who left Islam for Christianity was poisoned to death last week in a village in eastern Uganda, area sources said. Namumbeiza Swabura, mother of a 5-month-old baby, died on Wednesday (June 17) in Nabuli village, Kibuku District, after her sister-in-law visited her and offered to prepare […]
Pastor forced to change homes four times in two years.
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (Morning Star News) – Hard-line Muslims on the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania have driven a pastor and father of five into hiding and taken over his church’s rented worship hall, he said. “I have changed my place of residence four times since 2012” due to threats from area Muslims, […]
Hard-line Muslims send her death threats on mobile phone.
PALLISA, Uganda (Morning Star News) – The widow of a Christian shot to death by suspected hard-line Muslims in eastern Uganda fears for her life after receiving several death threats, she said. Agnes Nasubuga Nura, 28, said Muslim extremists killed her husband, Richard Lebon Suleiman, on Feb. 15 in Budaka, Pallisa District, 193 kilometers (119 miles) east […]
Three attacks in 10 days after terrorists lose territory in northeast.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist attacks in Nigeria’s Adamawa state in the past 10 days have killed at least 29 people after weeks of Boko Haram rebels losing ground to government forces in the northeast, sources said. Suspected Boko Haram members on Friday (May 22) slaughtered 10 Christians with machetes in Pambula-Kwamda, a Christian community […]