JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Gunmen believed to be members of the Islamic extremist Boko Haram group yesterday killed the Rev. Faye Pama Musa, secretary of the Borno state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). He was 47. The gunmen reportedly followed the long-time Christian leader from his church building, where he was [...]
Pastor had refused to leave, saying God had called him to his people.
Islamic extremist assault leaves 14 Christians dead.
MIDLU SHALMI, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Anti-Christian hostility drove an Islamic extremist killing spree in this village in northeastern Nigeria, though the attack was portrayed mainly as politically motivated, an area Christian leader says. In the course of an attempt to attack the deputy governor of Adamawa state last month, gunmen from the Islamic extremist [...]
Muslim Fulani herdsmen suspected in another deadly assault in area.
MILE BAKWAI, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Hosea Mashaf was resting in his village of Chirang Mangor, Nigeria, when area Christian youths told him that armed, Muslim Fulani herdsmen were attacking the Christian village of Mile Bakwai. The 45-year-old farmer and other Christians rushed to Mile Bakwai, three kilometers away in the Bokkos Local Council Area [...]
The history of hostility goes deep into the social fabric.
(Morning Star News) – The publicly reported Christian casualties in Nigeria last year were greater than the Christian casualties of Pakistan, Syria, Kenya and Egypt combined. In fact, Nigeria alone accounted for almost 70 percent of Christians killed globally. This makes Nigeria the most lethal country for Christians by a huge margin. While media reports [...]
Suspected Fulani Muslims shoot indiscriminately in ethnic Attakar areas.
ATTAKAR, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The Rev. John Dakwat and his wife were at work in a back corner of their church building when they heard gunshots – just one in a series of attacks that killed at least 26 Christians in the border area between two states during Holy Week. Dakwat, who identified the [...]
Member of Special Task Force shoots family he was supposed to protect, relatives say.
TOROK, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The Nigerian mother of three, wounded from the same gunshot that killed her 9-month-old baby, asked her bleeding 7-year-old daughter to pray for their survival. The Christian mother’s second daughter, 5-year-old Nancy, also lay dead in the extended family compound in central Nigeria from the shooting by a soldier [...]
Suspected Muslim Fulani gunmen target funeral where Christians were gathered.
ADUWAN, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Christian children fleeing from gunmen saved their lives by hiding among the rock formations towering over the eastern side of this northern village, but a 6-month-old baby and a 13-year-old girl never got the chance. The infant, Alexander Blessed, and the girl, Happiness Adamu, were the youngest of five [...]
Islamic extremists suspected in murder of 10 Christians in village near Jos.
KOGOM TAH, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Regina Luka does not know whether it was rogue soldiers or Islamic terrorists who invaded her dual-family dwelling here and killed 10 Christians; she only knows her husband and two young children are dead. The 20-year-old Luka was recovering from gunshot and machete wounds on her legs and [...]
Killings by suspected Islamic extremists make going to church – or buying groceries – difficult.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – In Mubi in northeastern Nigeria, Christians do not dare step out of their homes after 8 p.m., church leaders say. And many Christians are too afraid of Islamic extremist attacks to attend church services. This month suspected members of the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram killed eight members of [...]
Former college commandant denies allegations; Boko Haram members arrested
ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Nigerian military authorities say the commandant at a military college in Kaduna state had prior knowledge of the Nov. 25, 2012 bombing that killed 20 Christians at the institution’s chapel. Maj.-Gen. Mohammed Isa knew of Islamic extremist plans to attack the St. Andrews Chapel at the Command and Staff [...]