Suicide Bombings in Two Towns in Nigeria Leave 26 Dead, Dozens Injured

Attacks hit Christian communities of Chibok, Borno state, and Gombi, Adamawa.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suicide attacks on two predominantly Christian communities in northeast Nigeria today and on Wednesday (Jan. 27) left at least 26 persons dead and dozens of others injured, sources said. At noon today a suicide bomber suspected to have been sent by the Islamic extremist Boko Haram group detonated explosives in a […]

Pastors in Nigeria Fall Prey to Kidnappers

Two kidnapped, another wounded by gunshot amid abduction of parishioner.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Two Nigerian pastors have been abducted this month in Kogi state, as kidnapping cartels that have plagued the central state the past three years directed their aim at Christian leaders. In a departure from numerous kidnappings of high-profile business and government leaders in Kogi state since 2013, gunmen abducted pastor […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2015

Islamic violence accelerates in countries not known for religious conflict.

(Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist violence in countries not known for religious tensions, majority-Christian Kenya and Uganda, topped Morning Star News’ stories in 2015. While the Islamic State terrorized Christians in Syria, Iraq and Libya, and Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria killed innocent civilians in the shadow of Boko Haram, in northeast Kenya Al […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill 15 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

Gunmen’s victims include children ages 1, 3 and 5.

HWAK KWATA-ZAWAN, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Dec. 13 attacked two households and a compound of displaced people in this village near Jos, killing 15 Christians, including two small children. The attack at about 8:30 p.m. on the two homes and the compound housing Christians displaced by a previous attack in Bachi, […]

Muslim Who Attacked Ministry Building in Nigeria Attempts to Seize Property

Pastor’s wife, students inside as demolition began.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in central Nigeria who destroyed part of a ministry facility, upsetting students inside, has filed suit to seize the property, a ministry leader said. Facing a charge of criminal trespass for the partial demolition of the facility in September, Mohammed Uduans has filed a civil suit against Segun […]

The Problem of Islam and the Islamic State

An atheist and an Anglican offer bold solutions.

(Morning Star News) – Two remarkable pieces about Islamist violence were published last week in mainstream media – one answering the ambivalence thoughtful people feel on what to do about the Islamic State, and the other answering perplexity on what to do about Islam. They are remarkable first because, unconcerned about political correctness, they strongly […]

Nigeria’s Slain, Indigenous Missionaries Leave Legacy of Faith

Christian workers sent to dangerous northeast gave their lives for the gospel.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Amid ongoing dangers, Christian leaders in Nigeria this month recalled the exemplary faith of indigenous missionaries who gave their lives in areas overrun by Islamic extremist militants. While President Muhammadu Buhari told an India-African summit this week that Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has been contained to “sporadic” attacks in […]

Attacks in Plateau State, Nigeria Kill 38, Displace 5,000

Nine Christians also reported killed in Taraba, and two in Nasarawa.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Authorities declined to acknowledge that Muslim Fulani herdsmen were behind a rash of attacks on Christian communities in Plateau state last week that took 38 lives and displaced 5,000 people, area sources said. More than 100 armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 16) attacked the […]

Clergyman in Nigeria Has Conducted More Funerals than Weddings

Islamist aims to take over region evident in Fulani herdsmen, Boko Haram attacks.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Amid reports of more Christians killed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen, a clergyman here told protestors that in the past 15 years he has conducted more funerals than weddings. After leading hundreds of Christian demonstrators to the Plateau House of Assembly on Aug. 31, the Rt. Rev. Benjamin Kwashi, Anglican archbishop […]

Let Me Tell You Why Blood Is Flowing in Plateau State, Nigeria

Voice of the predominantly Christian, ethnic Berom cries out for justice.

(Morning Star News) – What would you say if I told you that between last year and this year an estimated 11,000 people have been killed in Plateau state, mainly in Berom communities? What if I told you that over 40 villages have been sacked and some wiped out completely in Berom communities alone? If […]