Muslim Extremists Kill 31 Christians in Taraba State, Nigeria

Boko Haram insurgents collaborate with Fulani herdsmen, church leader says.

The Rev. Caleb Ahema, president of the Christian Reformed Church of Christ in Nigeria. (Morning Star News)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed Muslim extremists stormed two churches in Taraba state on Sunday (Oct. 19) and killed 31 people as they worshipped, a church leader said. Two pastors, one pastor’s son, and 28 other Christians were slain in the attacks in the villages of Gindin Waya and Sondi, said the Rev. Caleb […]

Two Attempted Murders by Boko Haram Show Islamic Extremist Motives

Both Christians left for dead; each cites a miracle.

Boko Haram members cut the back of the neck of Adamu, a Christian in Gwoza, Borno state. (Morning Star News)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Adamu, 28, bears a scar on the back of his neck where two members of the Islamic extremist group Boko Harm tried to slaughter him. A member of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) in Gwoza, Borno state in northeastern Nigeria, Adamu told Morning Star News that in […]

Two Pastors among 46 Christians Killed in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen attack towns with machetes, guns, fire.

Yanga Monday, slain in Karshin Daji, Kaduna. (Morning Star News)

KARSHIN DAJI, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Following attacks on three towns in Nigeria’s Kaduna state last week that killed 46 Christians, church leaders said the Muslim Fulani assailants seem driven to rid the area of Christianity and use the land to graze their cattle. Two pastors were among 31 Christians killed just after midnight on […]

Islamic Extremists Kill at Least 10 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

Fulani herdsmen attack village three times in one week.

Gideon Mutang Kidum, killed by Islamic extremists in Mbar, Nigeria. (Morning Star News)

BOKKOS, Nigeria  (Morning Star News) – Ethnic Fulani gunmen shouting the jihadist chant “Allahu Akbar” attacked three villages in Nigeria’s Plateau state this month, burning down a church building and killing at least 10 Christians, sources said. Heavily-armed Fulani Muslim extremists on Sept. 14 attacked the Bokkos area, shooting five members of the Church of […]

Bible College, Churches Shut Down as Boko Haram Claims Territory in NE Nigeria

At least 350 Christians killed in the past week, church leaders say.

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. (Wikipedia)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Leaders of northeastern Nigeria’s Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) said Boko Haram attacks that have killed more than 300 Christians in the past week have forced the temporary closure of Kulp Bible College and many churches. In an emergency prayer message sent Saturday night (Sept. 6) to Morning […]

Muslim Herdsmen in Nigeria Kill 18 Christians in Plateau, Kaduna States

Slayings add to hundreds killed in areas of the two states this year.

The Rev. Sonja Bewarang, CAN Plateau state chairman. (Morning Star News)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The 14 people killed in an attack by Muslim Fulani herdsmen last week in Plateau state were Christians killed for their faith, not cattlemen slain for their livestock, area Christians said. In Yelwa, where Muslim Fulani cattlemen have largely replaced Christian ethnicities over the years by means of slash-and-shoot attacks, […]

Massacre in Predominantly Christian Gwoza, Nigeria Said to Leave 100 Dead

Boko Haram shooting, fire-bombing and slashing terrify fleeing residents.

Borno state, Nigeria. (Wikipedia)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – After weeks of sacking villages and destroying church buildings around Nigeria’s northeastern town of Gwoza, Islamic extremist group Boko Haram on Wednesday (Aug. 6) killed an estimated 100 people in the predominantly Christian town, sources said. The shooting, fire-bombing and slashing of men, women and children in Gwoza, Borno state, […]

More than 76 Christians Killed in Taraba State, Nigeria in Last Four Months

Well-armed mercenaries from Niger collaborate with ethnic Fulani herdsmen.

Nigerian flag. (Wikipedia)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Four Christians killed in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Taraba last week were among at least 76 slain in the state in the past five months, Christian leaders report. Well-armed Islamist mercenaries from Niger accompanied ethnic Fulani herdsmen in attacks on eight towns and villages across four local government areas in […]

Four Christians Killed in Bomb Attack in Northern Nigeria

Catholic church targeted in Kano.

Nigerian flag. (Wikipedia)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A bomb attack in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Sunday (July 27) killed four Christians and a soldier, sources said. The bomb was hurled over a fence of St. Charles Catholic Church as parishioners were leaving a worship service, they said; Islamic extremists from the Boko Haram terrorist […]

Christians Killed in Nigeria in 1st Half of Year 91 Percent of Total Last Year, Group Says

Islamic extremist group Boko Haram responsible for most deaths.

Rep. Chris Smith in recent trip to Nigeria. (Morning Star News)

(Morning Star News) – Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and others killed 1,631 Christians in Nigeria for their faith in the first six months of 2014 – a figure that is 91 percent of the total Christians killed in the country in all of last year, according to advocacy group Jubilee Campaign. Last year 1,783 Nigerian […]

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