One Year after Agatu Massacre, Christians Continue To Be Killed in Benue, Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen kill at least 29 church members this year.

MAKURDI, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A year after Muslim Fulani herdsmen slaughtered an estimated 300 predominantly Christian farmers in Agatu, Benue state, deadly attacks continued in the state the first 10 weeks of the year, sources said. More than 29 Christians in Agatu and other rural areas were reported to have died in attacks on […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2016

Jihadists fight under the radar in Africa.

(Morning Star News) – While war in the Middle East dominated international headlines, Islamic extremists in the shadows were taking jihad to Christian civilians in Africa with unprecedented intensity in 2016. In Nigeria, Muslim ethnic Fulanis looked less like nomadic herdsmen and more like well-armed, well-funded jihadist militants. Close Muslim relatives and Islamist village mobs […]

Ethnic-Religious Cleansing Cited as Herdsmen Kill More Christians in Nigeria

Well-armed Muslim Fulani attack comes 10 days after onslaught in Kaura LGA.

GIDAN WAYA, Nigeria, (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed at least 12 Christians in southern Kaduna state on Wednesday and Friday (Nov. 23-25) in what Christian leaders call a campaign of ethnic and religious cleansing. The killings took place in four communities around Gidan Waya town, near Kafanchan in Jema’a Local Government Area […]

Fulani Herdsmen Increasingly Militant in Killing 22 Christians in Kaduna, Nigeria

Muslim assailants in military fatigues carry sophisticated arms.

KAFANCHAN, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Attacks by Muslim Fulani herdsmen or allied gunmen in southern Kaduna State appear to be increasingly militant, marked by greater sophistication in training and arms, sources said. Advocacy group Jubiliee Campaign released a statement on Wednesday (Nov. 9) noting that a militant group associated with Fulani herdsmen has become increasingly […]

Kidnapped Woman’s Fate Still Unknown Two Years after Herdsmen in Nigeria Kill Husband

Four children left in uncle’s care.

ANGWAN MALLAM CHUNG, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Sunday Maidawa, a Christian in this town in southern Kaduna state, feels the loss of his brother and sister-in-law daily in the four children left to him. Muslim Fulani herdsmen two years ago killed his brother, 34-year-old Dauda Maidawa, and kidnapped the slain Christian’s wife. Their children, ages […]

Dangerous Area in Kaduna, Nigeria a Virtual Ghost Town; 13 More Deaths Discovered

Shocked survivors of attacks say they had no conflicts with herdsmen.

DOGON FILI, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Several people advised me that it was not safe to go to Godogodo in southern Kaduna state, but it was imperative to verify reports of violence against Christians in Nigeria, as authorities and mainstream media downplay persecution as “sectarian violence.” I was advised that if I must go, I […]

More than 48 Christians Killed in Kaduna, Nigeria Massacres

Muslim Fulani herdsmen attack over the weekend and in late September.

GODOGODO, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed more than 40 Christians in an attack in this town in northern Nigeria on Saturday (Oct. 15) and left another eight dead in an assault three weeks earlier, area leaders said. Besides the eight slain on Sept. 24-26 in Godogodo, a predominantly Christian community in Kaduna […]

60-year-old Christian Killed as Violence Ruins Homes, Churches in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Muslim herdsmen attacks on individual farmers continue unabated.

LAFIA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A 60-year-old Christian farmer was hacked to death with machetes last week, the latest victim of attacks by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nasarawa state who have burned church buildings and homes and destroyed crops in the past four years. Barki Baikoh was working on his farm outside of Andaha town […]

Herdsmen in Nigeria Kill Pastor, Others, as Policy to Settle Cattlemen Decried

Farmers protest violence, Kaduna government land plans.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – As farmers lamented policies designating land for cattlemen in northern Nigeria, suspected Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed a pastor and four other Christians in Kaduna state on Aug. 19. Pastor Luka Ubangari of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) at Angwan Anjo village, near Godogodo in the Jema’a Local Government […]

Student Counters Official Version of Eight Christians Killed in Zamfara State, Nigeria

Muslim students had long sought to kill Christian student, he says.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Contrary to the state government version of an attack in northwestern Nigeria last week, a Christian at the school where Muslim students killed eight people said all the victims were Christians. The Christian student told Morning Star News by phone that the Christian student at Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, in Talata […]