JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Leaders of northeastern Nigeria’s Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) said Boko Haram attacks that have killed more than 300 Christians in the past week have forced the temporary closure of Kulp Bible College and many churches. In an emergency prayer message sent Saturday night (Sept. 6) to Morning […]
At least 350 Christians killed in the past week, church leaders say.
Slayings add to hundreds killed in areas of the two states this year.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The 14 people killed in an attack by Muslim Fulani herdsmen last week in Plateau state were Christians killed for their faith, not cattlemen slain for their livestock, area Christians said. In Yelwa, where Muslim Fulani cattlemen have largely replaced Christian ethnicities over the years by means of slash-and-shoot attacks, […]
Muslim leaders seek to kill him for his faith even as police suspect him as Islamic terrorist.
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A recent convert from Islam arrested under suspicion of being a Muslim terrorist has been released, but not before his father tried to poison him for his faith, he said. Authorities in Western Kenya, preparing release papers for Hussein Hassan Mohammed, 30, after he served two weeks of his one-month […]
Boko Haram shooting, fire-bombing and slashing terrify fleeing residents.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – After weeks of sacking villages and destroying church buildings around Nigeria’s northeastern town of Gwoza, Islamic extremist group Boko Haram on Wednesday (Aug. 6) killed an estimated 100 people in the predominantly Christian town, sources said. The shooting, fire-bombing and slashing of men, women and children in Gwoza, Borno state, […]
Muslim elders warn Christian mother to drop case.
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from Somalia, upset that a Christian widow would not send her children to a Muslim school, attacked her and seek to kill her because she reported the assault to police, community members said. Hadiya Ali (surname withheld), 51, said she has had to move house before in the […]
Well-armed mercenaries from Niger collaborate with ethnic Fulani herdsmen.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Four Christians killed in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Taraba last week were among at least 76 slain in the state in the past five months, Christian leaders report. Well-armed Islamist mercenaries from Niger accompanied ethnic Fulani herdsmen in attacks on eight towns and villages across four local government areas in […]
Islamic extremist threat reigns whether they remain or are repatriated.
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The Somali convert from Islam and his wife were holding each other under their bed in a Kenyan refugee camp as gunmen outside their door threatened to shoot. Abukar Mohammed (surname withheld for security reasons), 36, suspected members of Somalia’s Islamic extremist Al Shabaab insurgency who lived in the camp […]
Catholic church targeted in Kano.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A bomb attack in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Sunday (July 27) killed four Christians and a soldier, sources said. The bomb was hurled over a fence of St. Charles Catholic Church as parishioners were leaving a worship service, they said; Islamic extremists from the Boko Haram terrorist […]
Islamic extremist group Boko Haram responsible for most deaths.
(Morning Star News) – Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and others killed 1,631 Christians in Nigeria for their faith in the first six months of 2014 – a figure that is 91 percent of the total Christians killed in the country in all of last year, according to advocacy group Jubilee Campaign. Last year 1,783 Nigerian […]
Christians seek to defend themselves as trust in army falters.
(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 […]