Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Massacres Reach Southern Nigeria

With or apart from Islamic extremist groups, violence said to pose threat of civil war.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani attacks on Christians have advanced beyond Nigeria’s central zone into a southern state, with a church leader saying the aggression could cast Nigeria into civil war as a massacre this week took at least 27 lives. Following the February massacre in Agatu, in the central-eastern state of Benue, […]

Muslims in Uganda Kill Christians’ Livestock, Demolish Church Building

Village Islamists order end to raising pigs.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslims in a village in eastern Uganda last week killed Christians’ pigs and tore down their church building, sources said. A Muslim mob demolished the building of the 450-member Nalugondo Church of Uganda building at about midnight on April 12, shouting, “We cannot live together with neighbors who are infidels. […]

Muslim in Uganda Attacks, Threatens to Kill Wife for Becoming Christian

Husband tells judge Islam allows apostates to be killed.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in eastern Uganda who last week attacked his wife for becoming a Christian had told a judge that Islam allows him to kill any apostate, sources said. Having moved to another village with their four children following an attack last year, Ntende Hawa, 38, said she was visiting […]

Family, Church Buildings Lost in Predominantly Christian E. African Countries

A Kenyan loses wife, kids; Ethiopians lose worship venues.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in Kenya who put his faith in Christ last November has lost his wife and children, and now he fears for his life. When his wife was hospitalized last October, Abdu Godana, 35, could not have guessed that the healing she received after an evangelist’s prayer would lead […]

One Kidnapped Pastor in Nigeria Dead, Two Others Released

Many questions remain unanswered.

KADUNA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Two of three pastors kidnapped in north-central Nigeria on March 21 have been released, while the third died after being left in the wild, sources said. The Rev. Iliya Anto, initially said to have been released by the kidnappers because of ill health, was found dead in the bush 10 […]

Pastors Kidnapped in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Armed assailants release one church leader, demand $500,000 for two others.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Unidentified assailants on Monday (March 21) kidnapped three church leaders at gunpoint in northern Nigeria, Christian leaders said. The armed men stormed a church prayer camp site in the city of Kaduna, where the pastors were supervising work in preparation for an Easter retreat for their church, the Haddiyar Ekklesiya […]

Christian Widow, Children in Uganda Flee after Threats, Rape

Islamists threaten to kill family.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Threats from hard-line Muslims and the rape of her 13-year-old daughter forced a Christian mother and her five children to flee their village in eastern Uganda last week, sources said. Amina Napiya, a 42-year-old widow, fled her home in Nakajete village, Budaka Town Council, on Wednesday (March 16). Budaka Town […]

After Massacre in Benue, Nigeria, Muslim Herdsmen Remain in Villages, Sources Say

Thousands displaced.

LAGOS and JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – More than two weeks after the massacre of an estimated 300 predominantly Christian farmers in Benue state in central Nigeria, attacks continued this week as Muslim Fulani herdsmen remained in the area, sources said. While a government official said this week that the herdsmen had begun to leave […]

Young Christian in Eastern Uganda Who Left Islam Is Beaten, Ostracized

Father, uncle attack him a week after he received Christ.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – After Mohammed Nsera graduated from high school last year, his Muslim family built a small house for him on their homestead in eastern Uganda. They burned it down this year after he put his faith in Christ. Nsera’s family lives in the predominantly Christian village of Katende near Busede, Jinja […]

After Surviving Treacherous Roads of Nigeria, ‘Pilot’ Flies to Glory

Driver shared in the dangers of reporting persecution.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – I was about to leave for my office one morning in 2008 when a young man approached. “Good day, sir!” he said. After I returned the greeting, he said, “Sir, please can you employ me as your driver?” I asked him who had told him I needed a driver. With […]