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 […]

Suicide Bombing Hits Christian Pocket of Kano, Nigeria

An estimated 20 people are killed.

City of Kano, in northern Nigeria. (Shiraz Chakera, Wikipedia)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Christian sources said an apparent suicide bombing in a Christian area of northern Nigeria’s city of Kano Sunday night (May 18) killed about 20 people, more than the police tally of five. The police death toll for the bombing at about 10 p.m. includes the bomber. The Rev. Murtala Marti […]

Before Chibok: A Nigerian Kidnapping Story Told but Unheard

Massive scale of abduction, social media help long-ignored issue become known.

Borno state, Nigeria, where Islamic extremists with Boko Haram kidnapped Christian girls. (Wikipedia)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – As U.S. officials and other global players try to help recover about 180 girls kidnapped from a majority-Christian high school in Nigeria’s Borno state last month, scores of similarly heart-breaking stories of Islamist abductions have gone unheeded. One such case involved a Christian father of three girls from Chibok, the […]

Islamic Extremists in Nigeria Abduct High School Girls in Christian Town

Boko Haram strikes Christian enclave of Chibok, Borno state.

Borno state, Nigeria, where Islamic extremists with Boko Haram kidnapped Christian girls. (Wikipedia)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from the insurgent Boko Haram who kidnapped more than 100 girls last night targeted a public high school in a predominantly Christian town, sources said. In Borno state, in Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim northeast where Boko Haram is based, the Islamist group abducted at least 129 girls who were asleep […]