Muslim Herdsmen in Nigeria Kill 18 Christians in Plateau, Kaduna States

Slayings add to hundreds killed in areas of the two states this year.

The Rev. Sonja Bewarang, CAN Plateau state chairman. (Morning Star News)

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, […]

Massacre in Predominantly Christian Gwoza, Nigeria Said to Leave 100 Dead

Boko Haram shooting, fire-bombing and slashing terrify fleeing residents.

Borno state, Nigeria. (Wikipedia)

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, […]

More than 76 Christians Killed in Taraba State, Nigeria in Last Four Months

Well-armed mercenaries from Niger collaborate with ethnic Fulani herdsmen.

Nigerian flag. (Wikipedia)

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 […]

Four Christians Killed in Bomb Attack in Northern Nigeria

Catholic church targeted in Kano.

Nigerian flag. (Wikipedia)

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 […]

Christians Killed in Nigeria in 1st Half of Year 91 Percent of Total Last Year, Group Says

Islamic extremist group Boko Haram responsible for most deaths.

Rep. Chris Smith in recent trip to Nigeria. (Morning Star News)

(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 […]

Boko Haram Attacks Relentless in Wake of Kidnapping of Girls in Nigeria

Christians seek to defend themselves as trust in army falters.

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. (Wikipedia)

(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 […]

Nigerian Girl Who Escaped Boko Haram Abduction Aches for Schoolmates

Government, U.S., U.N. response inadequate, congressional subcommittee told.

Emmanuel Ogebe of Jubilee Campaign's Justice for Jos Project, in Abuja, Nigeria. (Morning Star News)

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The 18-year-old high school student escaped from Boko Haram with her life, but she’s feeling sharp loss. One of more than 300 girls kidnapped by the Islamic extremist group on April 15 from Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, Patience (last name withheld for […]

Scores Dead from Attacks on Church, Christian Areas in Northeast Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram rebels kill nine volunteers guarding worship service.

Adamawa Gov. Murtala Nyako. (Wikipedia)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed nine Christians guarding a church service in Borno state on Sunday (June 1), hours before a bombing of a Christian area in neighboring Adamawa state resulted in at least 48 deaths, Christian leaders said. In Borno, at least 10 gunmen attacked a Church of the […]

Boko Haram Kills at Least 29 Christians in Gwoza Area, Nigeria

Pastor and others kidnapped, church buildings burned.

Scars on Adamu Musa, shot by Boko Harm in attack on I Gava West village, Gwoza, Borno state in 2013. (Morning Star News)

JOS, Nigeria, May 31, 2014 (Morning Star News) – While international media sights have been justifiably fixed on 276 girls kidnapped from Chibok, Borno state, Islamic extremists last week killed Christians in the state’s Gwoza area nearly unnoticed, as they have for more than two years. On Borno state’s eastern border with Cameroon, as Chibok […]

Bombs Explode in Mainly Christian Area of Jos, Nigeria

Boko Haram suspected in massive destruction of lives, property.

Area of mainly Christian-owned shops in central Jos, Nigeria, after May 20 blasts. (Morning Star News)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Islamic extremists set off two bombs in a mainly Christian area of the central Nigerian city of Jos today, causing massive destruction of human lives and property, sources said. Two days after a suicide bombing in northern Nigeria killed an estimated 20 people, Islamic extremist Boko Haram rebels were […]

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