Humanitarian Crisis in Kaduna State, Nigeria as Herdsmen Attack Unchecked

At least 60 Christians killed in March, community leader says.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – People displaced by Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacks in Kaduna state, Nigeria that killed 60 Christians in March are in dire need of relief aid, a community leader said. “We have a chronicle of the humongous losses suffered by these law-abiding Christians in the hands of herdsmen trying to forcefully […]

Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria Kill More than 60 Christians in Five Weeks, Sources say 

Muslim militants attack in Plateau, Benue and Kaduna states.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Weeks after human rights group Christian Solidarity International warned of impending genocide in Nigeria, Muslim Fulani herdsmen since March 1 have killed more than 60 Christians, including at least 13 Christians last week in Plateau state, sources said. Following a rash of attacks by herdsmen and Islamic extremist groups […]

Families of Three Christian Schoolteachers Killed in Kenya Receive Aid

Al Shabaab attack in Garissa County targeted non-Muslims.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The families of three Christian schoolteachers killed by Islamic extremists in northeastern Kenya have suffered loss beyond words, but aid from donors in Ireland is helping to compensate for lost income, they said. Somalia-based Al Shabaab militants on Jan. 13 killed Titus Sasaka, a member of the New Testament […]

Family of 11 Homeless for Leaving Islam in Eastern Uganda

Congregation dwindles due to threats by Muslim villagers.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The pastor of a church in eastern Uganda faces a dilemma after receiving threatening messages from Muslim villagers last week. A large family is staying at his church site after Islamist threats for leaving Islam forced them to flee their home. His congregation is dwindling as members have stopped […]

Six Years after Girls Kidnapped in Chibok, Nigeria, Attacks Persist in Area

Targeted for ‘annihilation,’ area leaders say.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Nearly six years after Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from a high school in northeastern Nigeria, the Chibok area in Borno state is under threat of “annihilation” from the rebel group and the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), area leaders said. While 112 of the kidnapped girls […]

Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Predominantly Christian Community in Northeast Nigeria

Church buildings, houses destroyed; casualties unknown.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist militants from terrorist group Boko Haram on Friday night (Feb. 21) destroyed three worship sites and an unspecified number of houses in northeast Nigeria, sources said. Thousands of people were displaced as the militants set three church buildings and the houses on fire in predominantly Christian Garkida, […]

Suspected Jihadist Attack on Church Service Kills 24 in Burkina Faso

Pastor slain, 18 others wounded.

(Morning Star News) – In a West African country that now ranks 28th on Open Doors’ 50 most dangerous countries for Christians after not appearing on the list the previous year, suspected jihadists killed 24 Christians during a church service on Sunday (Feb. 16) in Burkina Faso. The church pastor was among those killed, and […]

Christians Slain, Wounded, Kidnapped in Plateau State, Nigeria

Woman abducted in South Jos.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed two Christians in separate attacks in Plateau state this month, in addition to the 13 Christians from the same denomination killed on Jan. 8, sources said. Herdsmen invaded Torok village in Riyom County on Jan. 20, killing Reuben Bulus, a 25-year-old member of the Church […]

Kidnapped Christian Student Executed by Islamic Extremists in Northeast Nigeria 

Lutheran pastor shot to death in Adamawa state.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic State-affiliated terrorists have executed a Christian university student kidnapped earlier this month in northeast Nigeria, sources said. In a video that Site Intelligence Group reported was released on the Islamic State’s Amaq news website, a boy of indeterminate age with a pistol shoots and kills Ropvil Daciya Dalep, […]

Boko Haram Executes Brethren Pastor in Northeast Nigeria

Christian leader in Adamawa state sought rescue but entrusted his fate to God.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The Rev. Lawan Andimi had a treasured life – loving family, an affectionate congregation, respect from his colleagues. The kidnapped district chairman of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) in Michika County, in northeast Nigeria’s Adamawa state, had stated in a video that he trusted in God […]