Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Massacre 20 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

Apparent reprisal attack included Islamist militants, villagers say.

ANCHA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen in central Nigeria’s Plateau state massacred 20 Christians, including children, as they slept in the hours after midnight on Friday (Sept. 8) in an apparent reprisal attack that mystified villagers, sources said. Police reportedly said the attack was an act of vengeance after the discovery last week […]

Al Shabaab Militants in Kenya Kill Four Christians

Somali Islamic extremists identify non-Muslims for slaughter.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Somali militants from the Islamic extremist Al Shabaab killed four Christians in coastal Kenya on Wednesday (Sept. 6), a local source said. Shaken residents of Bobo village in Lamu County left their homes and slept in the cold of the wilds or in nearby Hindi after Al Shabaab members accompanied […]

Catholic Priest in Nigeria Kidnapped, Killed

No ransom demanded, no sign of robbery.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Catholic priest who was kidnapped in southeastern Nigeria on Friday (Sept. 1), was found dead on Saturday, sources said. Gunmen dragged the Rev. Cyriacus Onunkwo, of the diocese of Orlu, Imo state, from his car in the town of Orlu, Imo state, and the next day police found his […]

Mother in Uganda Beaten, Driven from Home for Embracing Christianity

Woman leaves Islam after daughter is healed.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A woman in eastern Uganda who put her faith in Christ is in hiding after her husband beat her for leaving Islam, sources said. Sophia Nakisaala, 35, turned to Christ on Aug. 7 after her daughter was healed when a street preacher she’d heard in Bulopa village, Kamuli District, prayed […]

Christian Mother Who Died in Detention in Eritrea Showed Signs of Torture, Mourners Note

Maltreatment may have contributed to her death, relative says.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A relative at the burial of a Christian mother of three who died in detention in Eritrea told Morning Star News her body showed signs of torture that could have contributed to her death. Eritrean authorities arrested Fikadu Debesay and her husband in the southern town of Adi Quala as […]

Herdsmen in Plateau State, Nigeria Quietly Seizing Christians’ Property, Pastors Say

Church leaders call Muslim Fulani land-grabs ‘economic terrorism.’

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacks on predominantly Christian Berom farmers in Plateau state, Nigeria amount to “economic terrorism,” Christian leaders told Morning Star News. While Plateau state officials say “relative peace” prevails, Christian leaders point to herdsmen attacks in the past eight months that saw 18 Christians injured and two villages […]

Kidnapped Pastor in Nigeria Released from Five Days of Captivity

Church leaders release sharply worded statement about police, government.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspecting corrupt police and accusing the Nigerian government of failing to contain a rash of kidnappings, Christian leaders announced that a pastor abducted last week was freed on Wednesday (Aug. 9). The Rev. Jen Tivkaa Moses, kidnapped by young Fulani men on Friday (Aug. 4) on the highway from Jos […]

Fulani Herdsmen Kidnap Pastor in Plateau State, Central Nigeria

Wounded, released driver relates ordeal.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed Fulani herdsmen on Friday (Aug. 4) kidnapped a pastor as he and his driver were traveling in central Nigeria’s Plateau state, the wounded driver told Morning Star News. The Rev. Jen Tivkaa Moses and his driver, Yohanna Maina, were on their way to Abuja from Jos to attend a […]

Christians Killed, Injured in Church Shooting in Southern Nigeria

Motive for attack unclear.

JOS, NIGERIA (Morning Star News) – At least 11 people were killed in an attack on a Catholic church service in southern Nigeria today that apparently was rooted in a conflict with a relative of one of the parishioners, authorities said. At least 18 others were injured in the shooting at St. Philip’s Catholic Church in […]

Church in Zanzibar, Tanzania Shaken as Court Supports Muslims’ Opposition to Building

Christian leaders see Islamist bias in ruling.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A court on the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania, ruled on Thursday (July 20) that a church cannot continue constructing a worship building it has tried to finish for eight years, sources said. Hard-line Muslims outside Zanzibar City have been fighting construction of the Pentecostal Assemblies […]