WASHINGTON (Morning Star News) – The same day Islamic extremists from the Nigerian rebel Boko Haram abducted a French priest in Cameroon, Nov. 13, the U.S. State Department designated the group a terrorist organization. After more than a decade of increasingly sophisticated violence by Boko Haram, the designation of it and its sister organization, Ansura, as […]
Terrorist group likely abducted French priest in Cameroon for helping Nigerian refugees.
Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 37 in Plateau state; Boko Haram attacks in Borno.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Muslim herdsmen slaughtered 37 Christians in coordinated attacks on four Plateau state villages early this morning after Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 34 Christians in Borno state earlier this month, sources said. In attacks on the four predominantly Christian villages that started at 1 a.m. in the Barkin […]
Ethnic Fulani herdsmen again suspected.
JOS, NIGERIA (Morning Star News) – Gunmen who killed four family members in their home in Plateau state this month, including 2-year-old and 4-year-old boys, were likely Muslim herdsmen, church leaders said. In Rantis village, 70 kilometers (43 miles) south of Jos, the suspected ethnic Fulani Muslims launched a guerilla attack on a home at about […]
Thousands flee attacks; public worship impossible for some who remain.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist Boko Haram insurgents have driven thousands of Christians from areas of Borno state, with some of those remaining unable to hold worship services, church leaders said. Boko Haram attacks that killed at least 150 members of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria, or […]
Muslim Fulani herdsmen kill three generations in their home.
BAKIN KOGI FORON, Nigeria, October 17, 2013 (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 10 Christians in three villages in this area in Plateau state last week in what authorities called a cattle-rustling attempt, but a visit to the home where eight members of one family were killed revealed the presence of no cows. […]
Ethnic Fulanis murder 15 in Kaduna state; Boko Haram suspected in slaying of Anglican priest in Yobe state.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim herdsmen killed 15 Christians in Nigeria’s Kaduna state Saturday morning (Sept. 28), two days after suspected Islamic extremists in Yobe state killed an Anglican pastor and his son, sources said. The ethnic Fulani Muslims in Kaduna state in central Nigeria, where attacks against Christians have increased markedly in the […]
Car-bombings, executions continue in two countries as doubts linger about end of siege in Nairobi.
LOS ANGELES (Morning Star News) – Amid the wave of Islamic extremist bombings that have taken place in Iraq in the past week, one aimed at a Christian member of Parliament went largely unnoticed. Catholic news agency Fides News Agency (Agenzia Fides) reports that an apparent suicide attack by car bomb in Kirkuk on Sunday (Sept. […]
Latest anti-Christian murders in Plateau state similar to previous attacks.
GURA DABWAM, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – In the latest night raids by Muslim herdsmen and soldiers in Plateau state, a Christian and his two teenage sons this month were killed and his wife wounded, Christian leaders said. Ethnic Fulani herdsmen and soldiers on Sept. 3 raided Gura Dabwam village, near Jos in Gyel District, at […]
Guerrilla-style attacks on Christian villages continue.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim, ethnic Fulani herdsmen shot five members of a Christian family to death last week, including a 7-year-old boy, and killed another Christian as they fled, relatives said. Alleged cattle theft may have been the pretext for targeting the predominantly Christian agrarian community, but the gunmen struck the family of […]
Ethnic Fulani herdsmen attack villages on Kaduna/Plateau state border.
ADU, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Gabriel Anthony, 25, was steeped in quiet, prayerful devotion at 5 a.m. on Sunday (Sept. 1) in this northern Nigerian village when he heard gunshots. “Within minutes, bullets were piercing into our rooms,” Anthony told Morning Star News. “I escaped from my room by jumping through the window.” A half […]