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Kidnapped Catholic Priest Slain in Kaduna State, Nigeria 

Another priest in the same state was killed last month.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The body of one of two Catholic priests kidnapped on Friday (July 15) in Kaduna state, Nigeria, was recovered Tuesday morning (July 19), sources said. The Rev. John Mark Cheitnum was director of communications of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan. Kidnapped at gunpoint from the parish rectory of Christ the […]

Kidnapped Priest in Kaduna, Nigeria Killed by Captors

Islamic terrorists suspected.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Roman Catholic priest kidnapped in early March in the city of Kaduna, in northern Nigeria, was killed around April 18-20, according to church officials. The Rev. Joseph Aketeh Bako, parish priest of St. John’s Catholic Church, was kidnapped at about 1 a.m. on March 8 from his home at […]

Armed Terrorists Kill Christians near Kaduna City, Nigeria

Three slain on March 31, two kidnapped.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed terrorists on Thursday night (March 31) raided a predominantly Christian suburb of Kaduna city in northern Nigeria, killing three Christians and wounding three others, sources said. The gunmen attacked Angwan Bulus village, in the Sabon Tasha area of Chikun County, late at night, said the Rev. Ibrahim Simon, an […]

Herdsmen Suspected in Killing of Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria

At least four lives lost in one day.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Dec. 16 December killed four Christians in southern Kaduna state, Nigeria, sources said. Killed in Sako village, Zangon Kataf County were Samson Maza and David Garba, said Samuel Aruwan, commissioner of Kaduna state’s Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs. Area resident Susan Peter sent a […]

Fulani Herdsmen Attack Christians near City of Kaduna, Nigeria 

Pregnant woman wounded; mother and children kidnapped.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen in northern Nigeria wounded a pregnant woman and set houses on fire on Saturday (Dec. 11) in attacks on predominantly Christian villages near the city of Kaduna, sources said. Prompt action by the Nigerian army prevented further harm by heavily armed herdsmen who attacked Sabo GRA at about […]

Christians ‘Under Siege’ in Kaduna State, Nigeria, Area Leaders Say

Pastor killed along with more than 50 other Christians in two months.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The killing of the Rev. Silas Yakubu Ali and more than 50 other Christians in an area of Kaduna state, Nigeria in the past two months shows that Christians are under siege from Muslim Fulani herdsmen, community leaders said. Dominic Gambo Yahaya, leader of the predominantly Christian Atyap ethnic group […]

Fulani Herdsmen Kill 36 Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria 

Anglican bishop laments government inaction.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen killed 36 Christians in multiple attacks in Kaduna state, Nigeria this month with impunity, while a church leader complained that authorities arrested only Christians for defending themselves. The attacks from Aug. 4 to Saturday (Aug. 28) on Zangon Kataf, Kaura and Chikun counties took the lives of 17 […]

Kidnappings Terrorize Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Nurses, pastor’s wife taken, plus mass abduction from one village.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen in north-central Nigeria kidnapped a pastor’s wife from her home and two nurses from a hospital, while other Islamic extremists may have joined herdsmen in abducting more than 70 people from one village, sources said. Fulaki Ozigi was kidnapped along with her husband, Mercy Place Ministry Church pastor […]

Muslim Fulani Seize Christian Villages in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Three Christians killed in late October, rights advocate says.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Having taken over more than 100 once predominantly Christian villages in four counties of southern Kaduna state, Nigeria, Muslim Fulani militia killed three more Christians in late October. a rights advocate said. Fulani attacks in the areas have driven 50,000 people to live with relatives or in camps for Internally […]

Pastor, 16-Year-Old Girl among 11 Christians Killed in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Muslim herdsmen displace 50,000 people as they occupy villages, rights group says.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A 16-year-old girl, a father of nine children and a church pastor were among 11 Christians killed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen this week in southern Kaduna state, sources said. On Tuesday (Aug. 18) in Zangon Kataf County, herdsmen attacked Unguwan Gankon village, killing a 16-year-old student, Takama Paul, and […]