Baptist Pastor Loses Hand to Muslim Fulani Herdsman in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Second pastor in the state attacked on his farm in one week.

KEFFI, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Two days after a slain pastor in one part of Nasarawa state, Nigeria was buried, a Muslim Fulani herder in another part of the state cut off part of the hand of another pastor working on his farm. The Rev. Hamza Alkali, 66, had to have the rest of his […]

Deep Love, Indescribable Pain for Family of Slain Evangelist in Nigeria

Pastor husband says she had premonition of being in heaven.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The last words of an evangelist who was killed while she was street-preaching here on Saturday (July 9) were, “Blood of Jesus,” her husband told Morning Star News. Eunice Mojisola Olawale, a deaconess in the Redeemed Christian Church of God that her husband pastors in a suburb of Abuja, was […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill Pastor in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

ECWA leader attacked with machete blows.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A pastor in Nasarawa state killed last week in Obi was buried today in his hometown of Zonkwa, Kaduna state. Muslim Fulani herdsmen with machetes killed the Rev. Zakariya Joseph Kurah of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) on Thursday (June 30) while he was working at his farm, sources […]

Catholic Priest Kidnapped in Nigeria Found Dead

Gunmen demanded huge ransom.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The body of a Roman Catholic priest kidnapped two months ago in central Nigeria was found today in bushes near a local government building in Otukpo, Benue state. A church leader at the Catholic Diocese of Otukpo told Morning State News by phone that the body of the Rev. John […]

Muslim Gang in Nigeria Stabs Non-Muslim for Eating on Ramadan

Carpenter sustains multiple wounds. 

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Young Muslim men stabbed a non-Muslim in Kaduna state on Tuesday (June 7) for failing to observe a day-time fast during the month-long Islamic celebration of Ramadan, according to local reports. Francis Emmanuel Olokpo, who appears to identify as a Christian though his church affiliation was not immediately clear, sustained […]

Muslim Mob in Northern Nigeria Kills Pastor’s Wife on ‘Blasphemy’ Accusation

President, governor, police strive to calm religious tensions.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Nigerian officials scrambled to calm religious tensions after Muslims in Kano state on Thursday (June 2) killed a Christian pastor’s wife on a baseless “blasphemy” charge, according to reports. Bridget Agbahime, a kitchen utensil vendor at Kano city’s Kofar Wambai Market, asked a Muslim engaged in ritual Islamic cleansing, identified […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria Kill Three Christians, Attack Another with Machetes

Pastor’s house among several homes set ablaze.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed three Christians in their home in the early hours of Tuesday (May 31) in Kaduna state, days after herdsmen attacked another area Christian with machetes, area sources said. The armed herdsmen attacked Ninte village, Jema’a Local Government Area in the north-central state of Kaduna, at about […]

Muslim Mob Kills Christian in Niger State, Nigeria for ‘Blasphemous’ Facebook Post

Three others slain, two church buildings destroyed.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – At least one Christian was killed, several injured and two church buildings attacked in central Nigeria’s Niger state after a Facebook exchange resulted in a Muslim accusation of blasphemy, sources said. A Baptist pastor in Pandogari, where the Muslim mob attacks occurred on Sunday (May 29), told Morning Star News […]

Bill in Kaduna State, Nigeria Would Criminalize Street Evangelism, ‘Offensive’ Preaching, Clergy Say

Legislation targets Christianity, church leaders say. 

KADUNA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Street evangelists would be fined and “offensive” preaching at church services would send pastors to jail for up to two years under legislation proposed by the Muslim governor of Kaduna state, church leaders said. As discussion of the legislation heated up in the past month, Christian leaders voiced alarm over […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Massacres Reach Southern Nigeria

With or apart from Islamic extremist groups, violence said to pose threat of civil war.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani attacks on Christians have advanced beyond Nigeria’s central zone into a southern state, with a church leader saying the aggression could cast Nigeria into civil war as a massacre this week took at least 27 lives. Following the February massacre in Agatu, in the central-eastern state of Benue, […]