In Nigeria, Remembrance of the Holocaust

It is not hard to remember man’s inhumanity to man in this country.

Auschwitz-Birkenau, main track. (2004, C. Puisney)

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 […]

Slain Ministry Leader in Nigeria Mourned as Dedicated Servant to the Poor

Father of two brought school, health and clothing to thousands.

Pastor Joshua Adah. (Morning Star News)

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 […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2014

For once, good news – miraculous righting of horrific injustice in Sudan – tops list.

Meriam Ibrahim with family after her release on June 23. (Shareif ali Shareif)

(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 – […]

Attacks by Islamic Extremists in Nigeria Leave at Least 28 Christians Dead

Fulani herdsmen, suicide bomber ring in new year with violence in three states.

Ministry leader Joseph Kamida Cham: Two other churches close to ECWA church. (Morning Star News)

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 […]

Islamist Herdsmen, Mercenaries Attack Christians in Benue, Nigeria from Nasarawa

Five killed in predominantly Roman Catholic community.

Nigerian flag. (Wikipedia)

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 […]

Gunmen Kill Christian Widow in Jos, Nigeria Bomb Blasts

Attack fulfills Boko Hara objectives of killing Christians and destabilizing government.

Jummai Sunday. (Morning Star News)

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 […]

Boko Haram Kills More Christians as it Expands ‘Caliphate’ in Nigeria

Islamic extremist rebels seize towns in Borno state, kidnap 20 women.

Nigerian flag. (Wikipedia)

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 […]

How to Read a Persecution News Story

Pray – if you can figure out how.

Jessica Boulos, killed in Cairo, Egypt on Aug. 6, 2013. (Morning Star News photo courtesy of Boulos family)

(Morning Star News) – Any of you who regularly follow persecution news may find that it gets hard to read after a while. In response to reader requests on how to deal with so much horrific news – one becomes either despondent or desensitized – I’ll share how I handle it. The horror of some […]

Muslim Extremists Kill 31 Christians in Taraba State, Nigeria

Boko Haram insurgents collaborate with Fulani herdsmen, church leader says.

The Rev. Caleb Ahema, president of the Christian Reformed Church of Christ in Nigeria. (Morning Star News)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed Muslim extremists stormed two churches in Taraba state on Sunday (Oct. 19) and killed 31 people as they worshipped, a church leader said. Two pastors, one pastor’s son, and 28 other Christians were slain in the attacks in the villages of Gindin Waya and Sondi, said the Rev. Caleb […]

Two Attempted Murders by Boko Haram Show Islamic Extremist Motives

Both Christians left for dead; each cites a miracle.

Boko Haram members cut the back of the neck of Adamu, a Christian in Gwoza, Borno state. (Morning Star News)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Adamu, 28, bears a scar on the back of his neck where two members of the Islamic extremist group Boko Harm tried to slaughter him. A member of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) in Gwoza, Borno state in northeastern Nigeria, Adamu told Morning Star News that in […]

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