Churches Attacked amid #EndSARS Protests in Nigeria

Several dead, and seven worship halls damaged.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Protests against police brutality in Nigeria that grew into generalized unrest over poor government took on a religious dimension this week with attacks on Christians and church buildings. Following peaceful protests that began earlier this month against torture and killings by Special Anti­­-­Robbery Squad (SARS) forces, counter-demonstrations against the #EndSARS […]

Young Christian Man Hacked to Death in North-Central Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen kill eight Christians in Plateau state.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen in north-central Nigeria hacked a young Catholic man to death with machetes on Wednesday (Oct. 14), one of eight Christians killed this month in Plateau state. The herdsmen ambushed 25-year-old Justine Patrick and two Christian companions at about 6 p.m. as they were returning from farm work […]

Children Killed, Christian Leaders Kidnapped in Nigeria

Multiple deaths and abductions in Plateau, Kaduna states in September.

JOS, Nigeria, October 1, 2020 (Morning Star News) – Two young Christian women and a 6-year-old boy were killed this week while other Christians were kidnapped or slain as uncontested lawlessness by Fulani herdsmen continued in Nigeria, sources said. In Plateau state the herdsmen attacked Kpachudu village in Miango District, Bassa County west of Jos, […]

Twin Sisters Kidnapped, Pastor and Three Other Christians Killed in Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen suspected as lawlessness continues.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A church elder was shot as his daughters were kidnapped in northwest Nigeria on Friday (Sept. 18), days after a pastor and three other Christians in a north-central state were killed earlier this month. Hassana and Hussaina Garba, teenaged Christian twin sisters, were kidnapped from their home beside their Evangelical […]

Christian Killed in Fulani Herdsmen Ambush in North-Central Nigeria 

Muslim assailants resume attacks in area of Plateau state.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen on Thursday (September 17) shot a Christian who was riding on a motorcycle with a policeman in north-central Nigeria, sources said. Sati Bulus, a member of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in Malul village in Bokkos County, Plateau state, was ambushed and shot to death by […]

One Man Slain, Children and Others Kidnapped in North-Central Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen continue unchecked onslaught in Kaduna state.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen attacked a predominantly Christian village in north-central Nigeria, killing one resident, burning a church building and kidnapping four children among others on Monday (Aug. 24), sources said. More than 20 herdsmen rode into Damba Kasaya village, Kaduna state, on motorcycles at about 8 a.m. in an attack […]

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 […]

As Outcry Grows, 37 More Christians Killed in Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen mount more attacks in Middle Belt.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Amid a groundswell of domestic and international condemnation of unchecked violence by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria, 37 more Christians were killed in Kaduna state so far this month, sources said. Following the slaughter of 33 Christians in Zangon Kataf County in early August, Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Sunday […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill 14 Baptist Christians in Kogi State, Nigeria

Survivor loses 13 relatives.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Muslim Fulani herdsmen raid on a village in central Nigeria’s Kogi state on Wednesday (July 29) killed 14 Baptist Christians, including 13 members of an extended family, sources said. Police said the wife, mother, all the children and other relatives of one man – 13 in all – […]

Pastor, 5-Year-Old Boy among 10 Christians Killed in Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria

Residents in southern Kaduna state terrorized.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Friday (July 24) killed a church pastor, a 5-year-old boy and eight other Christians in attacks in north-central Nigeria, sources said. The boy, Joel Cephas, and the Rev. Shamah Kuyet Ishaya of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Zikpak were killed in attacks on […]