Five Christians Killed, Five Others Missing in Muslim Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria

Report highlights role of jihad in Benue state violence.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Five Christians were killed and five others are missing after attacks by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria’s Plateau and Benue states in the past two weeks. Two members of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) were killed on Sunday (Nov. 12) in Plateau state’s Wereng village, Riyom Local Government […]

Muslim Posing as Christian Teacher at School in Uganda Attacks Director, Sources Say

Students afraid to return to class.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Students at a Christian elementary school in eastern Uganda fear for their lives after a Muslim posing as a Christian teacher attacked the school director, sources said. Some of the children at Hope of Glory International Nursery and Primary School have been afraid to return to class after Mugooda Siraji […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Ambush, Kill Nine Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

Three others injured, sources say.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Nine Christians were buried in north-central Nigeria yesterday after Muslim Fulani herdsmen ambushed and killed them earlier this week, sources said. The victims, all members of the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN), were buried after a funeral service in Plateau state’s Riyom Local Government Area. They were killed, and […]

Decade after Church Burnings in Nigeria, Officials Forbid Rebuilding

Muslims continue hostile environment for Christians.

KANO, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A decade after Muslims attacked and displaced Christians in a town in northern Nigeria, Kano state officials have forbidden church buildings to be rebuilt there, sources said. Eight church buildings destroyed in late September 2007 in predominantly Muslim Tudun Wada Dankadai, Kano state, are still in ruins, a Morning Star […]

Christian Woman, Son and Daughter Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria

In country’s southwest, priest slain after being kidnapped.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Christian woman and her two children were killed in north-central Nigeria last week, three days after a kidnapped priest was slain by his abductors in the southwestern part of the country, sources said. Armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday (Oct. 24) ambushed and shot to death Rebecca Daniel Choji, […]

Christians Recount Terror of Herdsmen’s Nine-Day Massacre in Plateau State, Nigeria

Muslim Fulani assailants aided by armed terrorists, survivor says.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The church elder in Plateau state, Nigeria saw the Muslim Fulani herdsmen storm into his village at 11 p.m. the night of Oct. 13, shooting in all directions. “Every one of us ran to save his life,” Dauda Samuel Kadiya, 38, of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Zanwrua, […]

Muslims Target Pastor with Criminal Accusation in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Child abuse charge drains church of twice-acquitted leader.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A judge failed to show up at a hearing for a pastor facing accusations of child abuse in a case in Zanzibar that Muslims have kept alive after charges were twice dismissed, sources said. Shortly after charges were filed on the semi-autonomous island off the coast of Tanzania in November […]

Muslim Father in Uganda Drives Son from Home for Becoming Christian

Young man cannot deny faith he tried to keep secret.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The young man did not answer after his father asked him if he had ditched Islam to become a Christian. Magale (also called Mabala) Hamidu, 20, of Nanoko village in eastern Uganda, had become a Christian seven months before. He had been failing to attend mosque prayers, and his father […]

Fulani Fugitive from Islam in Nigeria Endures Persecution as a ‘Lifestyle’

Dramatic conversion, effective evangelism come at high cost.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Before Boko Haram began growing into a prominent terrorist force in northeast Nigeria in 2009, its members were trying to kill a highly effective evangelist to ethnic Fulani Muslims. One Boko Haram member pretended to be a Christian in order to kill Habibu Adam Mohammed, 49, an Islamic teacher who had […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Massacre 20 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

Apparent reprisal attack included Islamist militants, villagers say.

ANCHA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen in central Nigeria’s Plateau state massacred 20 Christians, including children, as they slept in the hours after midnight on Friday (Sept. 8) in an apparent reprisal attack that mystified villagers, sources said. Police reportedly said the attack was an act of vengeance after the discovery last week […]