JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Upset that watchmen of a Catholic Church in Kaduna state on Sunday (March 8) set up a road-block as a security measure, Nigerian soldiers killed five church members, eyewitnesses said. Shortly after opening fire on St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Gidan-Waya, the soldiers shot and killed a Christian from another church as […]
Roadblocks set up as security measure ignite dispute.
Phyllis Sortor, 71, freed after 11 days of captivity.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The Free Methodist Church USA announced the release of its kidnapped missionary in Nigeria, Phyllis Sortor. In a statement signed on behalf of the Board of Bishops of the church, David W. Kendall said the 71-year-old Sortor was released by her captors on Friday evening (March 6). Kendall said armed gunmen abducted […]
Long-time teacher is like grandmother to many at school, church.
LOKOJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Nearly two weeks after heavily armed men kidnapped a long-time missionary in a remote area of Nigeria, despondent colleagues and others are still hopefully praying for her release. Phyllis Sortor, born to U.S. missionaries in Africa and now a widowed grandmother, was kidnapped on Feb. 24 from Hope Academy school in […]
It is not hard to remember man’s inhumanity to man in this country.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The 70th anniversary of the liberation of prisoners of the German concentration camp at Auschwitz on Jan. 27 brought to mind the Holocaust Memorial Museum I visited in Jerusalem in 1992. I was gripped with fear as I heard recordings of anguished cries of little children echoing off the walls […]
Father of two brought school, health and clothing to thousands.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Friday (Jan. 23) killed a father of two in Taraba state whose pastoral ministry had brought education, medicine and clothing to thousands of impoverished people, sources said. Pastor Joshua Adah was returning to his mission station in Bantaje, a village near Jalingo, from an evangelistic outreach […]
For once, good news – miraculous righting of horrific injustice in Sudan – tops list.
(Morning Star News) – In a year that saw a new level of cruelty unleashed upon Christians and other religious minorities across Syria, Iraq and Africa, one once obscure case of injustice in Sudan turned into a titanic battle that gripped the world’s attention. The battle appeared to be spiritual as much as legal. 1 – […]
Fulani herdsmen, suicide bomber ring in new year with violence in three states.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani gunmen on Friday (Jan. 2) killed 15 Christians in an area of Kaduna state where 10 others were killed on Dec. 27, ending a week of violence in Nigeria in which at least 28 died. The ethnic Fulani herdsmen killed the 15 Christians in Ambe-Madaki village, in Kaduna’s […]
Five killed in predominantly Roman Catholic community.
MAKURDI, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen from Nasarawa state and Islamist mercenaries from outside Nigeria attacked villages in neighboring Benue state on Sunday (Dec. 14), killing five Christians, sources said. Inhabited almost entirely by ethnic Idoma farmers, the Fulani herdsmen from Nasarawa state, with mercenaries from Chad and Niger, razed several villages, destroying […]
Attack fulfills Boko Hara objectives of killing Christians and destabilizing government.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – For Jummai Sunday, 63, Thursday (Dec. 11) began like any other for the Christian widow. After a morning devotional, she visited sick or bereaved families, and then returned home to gather items for sale at her market spot near the bus terminal area in Jos, Nigeria. She survived the twin […]
Islamic extremist rebels seize towns in Borno state, kidnap 20 women.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from Boko Haram killed 11 people and kidnapped 20 women as they attacked predominantly Christian Lassa in northeastern Nigeria state last week, the third town a three weeks that the terrorist group claims as part of its caliphate. The Boko Haram insurgents, who seek to impose sharia (Islamic […]