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 […]

Islamist Gunmen in Nigeria Kill Villagers in Borno State; Fulani Slay 45 in Taraba

In prior herdsmen attack in Kaduna state, death toll could be as high as 150.

Nigerian flag (Wikipedia)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Hours after Fulani herdsmen attacked Christians in Nigeria’s Taraba state, Islamist militants late Sunday night and Monday morning (March 16-17) attacked a predominantly Christian village in Borno state, killing at least two people. Scores of gunmen believed to be members of the insurgent Boko Haram, which seeks to impose sharia […]

More than 100 Christians Slain as Herdsmen Burn Homes, Church Buildings in Nigeria

Muslim gunmen raid three Christian villages in Kaduna state.

Daniel Anyip, vice chairman of Kaura Local Government Council, Kaduna. (Morning Star News)

MANCHOK, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim herdsmen armed with guns and machetes on Friday night (March 14) launched attacks on three villages in Kaduna state, killing more than 100 Christians and destroying homes, sources said. Scores of the ethnic Fulani assailants simultaneously attacked the Christian villages of Ugwar Sankwai, Ungwar Gata and Chenshyi in the […]