Muslim in Eastern Uganda Burns 9-Year-Old Son for Accepting Christ, Source Say

Boy tied to tree with dry leaves that catch fire.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The Muslim father of a 9-year-old boy in eastern Uganda who put his faith in Christ this month tied his son to a tree and burned him, sources said. Nassif Malagara of the Kakira Parish area, Kisozi Sub-County, Kamuli District decided to become a Christian after a neighbor took him […]

Catholic Priest Kidnapped in Nigeria Found Dead

Gunmen demanded huge ransom.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The body of a Roman Catholic priest kidnapped two months ago in central Nigeria was found today in bushes near a local government building in Otukpo, Benue state. A church leader at the Catholic Diocese of Otukpo told Morning State News by phone that the body of the Rev. John […]

Christian Killed in Eastern Uganda after Religious Discussion with Muslims

Elsewhere, mother and children flee violent husband after leaving Islam.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Christian in eastern Uganda who had received death threats from Muslims after a religious discussion was killed on June 4, sources said. The body of Yokannah Zirinkuma of Kasasira village, Kibuku District, was found in a pool of blood in nearby Kadama village, near the home of the primary […]

Muslim Gang in Nigeria Stabs Non-Muslim for Eating on Ramadan

Carpenter sustains multiple wounds. 

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Young Muslim men stabbed a non-Muslim in Kaduna state on Tuesday (June 7) for failing to observe a day-time fast during the month-long Islamic celebration of Ramadan, according to local reports. Francis Emmanuel Olokpo, who appears to identify as a Christian though his church affiliation was not immediately clear, sustained […]

Muslim Mob in Northern Nigeria Kills Pastor’s Wife on ‘Blasphemy’ Accusation

President, governor, police strive to calm religious tensions.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Nigerian officials scrambled to calm religious tensions after Muslims in Kano state on Thursday (June 2) killed a Christian pastor’s wife on a baseless “blasphemy” charge, according to reports. Bridget Agbahime, a kitchen utensil vendor at Kano city’s Kofar Wambai Market, asked a Muslim engaged in ritual Islamic cleansing, identified […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria Kill Three Christians, Attack Another with Machetes

Pastor’s house among several homes set ablaze.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed three Christians in their home in the early hours of Tuesday (May 31) in Kaduna state, days after herdsmen attacked another area Christian with machetes, area sources said. The armed herdsmen attacked Ninte village, Jema’a Local Government Area in the north-central state of Kaduna, at about […]

Muslim Mob Kills Christian in Niger State, Nigeria for ‘Blasphemous’ Facebook Post

Three others slain, two church buildings destroyed.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – At least one Christian was killed, several injured and two church buildings attacked in central Nigeria’s Niger state after a Facebook exchange resulted in a Muslim accusation of blasphemy, sources said. A Baptist pastor in Pandogari, where the Muslim mob attacks occurred on Sunday (May 29), told Morning Star News […]

Muslim in Eastern Uganda Kills Christian Wife for Leaving Islam, Relatives Say

Five children narrowly escape death.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in eastern Uganda strangled his wife to death this month for leaving Islam, relatives and neighbors said. Awali Kakaire, 34, early in the morning on May 8 killed Mariam Nakirya for embracing Christianity in Mbaale village, Imanyiro Sub-County, Mayuge District, the area residents told Morning Star News. She […]

Baptist Pastor Poisoned to Death in Eastern Uganda

Missing Muslim villager suspected.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim villager in eastern Uganda is suspected in the poisoning death of a pastor on Sunday (May 15), sources said. Micah Byamukama, pastor of Kasecha Baptist Church in Kasecha village, Kibuku District, died at Kabweri Health Centre at 9 p.m. after ingesting an insecticide that Ahmed Mupere put into […]

Bill in Kaduna State, Nigeria Would Criminalize Street Evangelism, ‘Offensive’ Preaching, Clergy Say

Legislation targets Christianity, church leaders say. 

KADUNA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Street evangelists would be fined and “offensive” preaching at church services would send pastors to jail for up to two years under legislation proposed by the Muslim governor of Kaduna state, church leaders said. As discussion of the legislation heated up in the past month, Christian leaders voiced alarm over […]