Al-Baghdadi Is Dead, but the Fight Goes On

Demolish strongholds with weapons not of this world.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The death Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State (IS), did not come as a surprise to many across the world – many terrorists brandishing a gun in one hand and the Koran in the other have gone the same way. Boko Haram, the terrorist group now allied […]

Christian Slain in Kaduna State, 13 Others Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen terrorize north-central areas of country.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed a young Christian man after stopping him on a highway in Kaduna state on Oct. 5, while in Plateau state another 13 Christians have been slain in less than a month, sources said. Armed herdsmen stopped the vehicle of Bartholomew David, 23, and a female […]

Christian Woman Killed in Kidnapping of Four Baptists in Nigeria 

Pastor’s wife among those abducted.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Less than a week after Muslim Fulani herdsmen kidnapped six teenage girls from a Christian-run high school in north-central Nigeria, another attack in the same county led to the killing of a Baptist woman and the kidnapping of four others from the same church, sources said. Muslim Fulani herdsmen […]

Six Girls, Two Staff Members Kidnapped from Christian-Run High School in Nigeria 

Governor says kidnappers in Kaduna state are collaborating with Boko Haram.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A day before the Kaduna governor said kidnappers terrorizing the state are working with Boko Haram, Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Thursday (Oct. 3) kidnapped six teenage girls and two staff members from a Christian-run high school in north-central Nigeria, sources said. Suspected to be herdsmen who have carried out […]

Boko Haram Executes Two Christian Aid Workers in Nigeria 

Islamic extremist group vows to kill others from predominantly Christian tribes.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist group Boko Haram released a video last week showing the execution of two Christian aid workers in Nigeria, sources said. Lawrence Duna Dacighir and Godfrey Ali Shikagham, both members of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in Plateau state, are shown kneeling while three masked, armed […]

Ransom Paid, but Kidnapped Pastor’s Wife Is Killed in North-Central Nigeria

Another pastor is shot dead in southern Kaduna state.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen this month kidnapped and killed a pastor’s wife in north-central Nigeria’s Kaduna state three days after suspected herdsmen killed a Baptist pastor in another part of the state, sources said. Unaware that Esther Ishaku Katung had been killed after being kidnapped in Bagoma, 122 kilometers (75 miles) […]

Decade of Tears and Blood: 10 Years of Boko Haram Terrorism in Nigeria 

Entire communities uprooted as 35,000 civilians are slain.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A decade after Boko Haram began a bloody campaign to impose sharia (Islamic law) on all of Nigeria, Christian leaders say some areas are still under the control of the terrorists. The Rev. Mohammed Abubakar Naga, chairman of the Borno state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), told […]

Kidnapped Baptist Pastor in Nigeria Freed after 17 Days of Torture

Family, Christian leaders raise ransom money.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Baptist pastor kidnapped and tortured last month in Nigeria was released over the weekend after his family and Christian leaders paid a ransom, sources said. Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Kaduna state who abducted the Rev. Elisha Noma on Aug. 14 received 3 million naira (US$8,181) before freeing him on […]

Nigeria Says Leah Sharibu Is Alive; Herdsmen Attacks Continue

Negotiations continue for her release, official says.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – More than a month after an aid worker indicated in a video that kidnapped Christian teenager Leah Sharibu had been killed, a government official in Nigeria on Saturday (Aug. 31) said she was alive. Citing intelligence from security agencies, presidential spokesman Garba Shehu released a statement reaffirming that the government […]

One Pastor Killed, Another Kidnapped in Separate Attacks in North-Central Nigeria

More than 500 Christians kidnapped in four years in Kaduna state, Christian leader says.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed a Pentecostal pastor and abducted a Baptist pastor in a spate of kidnappings this month in Kaduna state, Nigeria, sources said. “The herdsmen, about 20 of them, shot into our house and broke the doors of the house,” said Emmanuel Noma, who along with his father, […]