Rioters Attack Christian Sites over Arrests in Sokoto, Nigeria

Churches, shops damaged as Muslims demand release of suspected killers.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Rioters upset over the arrest of two Muslims in connection with the killing of a Christian college student in Sokoto, Nigeria attacked three church buildings and looted and damaged Christian-owned shops on Saturday (May 14), sources said. Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu, a 200-level student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in […]

Christian Student in Sokoto, Nigeria Stoned to Death

Muslims falsely accused her of blasphemy, sources say.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Christian student stoned to death at a college in northwest Nigeria on Thursday (May 12) was falsely accused of blaspheming the prophet of Islam because she had refused to date a Muslim, sources said. Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu, a 200-level student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, 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 […]

Children among 29 Christians Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria

Fulani herdsmen mount several attacks in the same area.

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 9, 2022 (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria killed eight Christians in Bassa county, Plateau state on Thursday (May 5), after slaughtering at least 21 others in another area of the county in April, sources said. At least two children were among those killed in the Thursday night attack on […]

At Least Eight Slain in Attack on Christian Area of Nigeria

Homes burned down in assault by Islamic extremists. 

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – At least eight people were killed in an attack on Tuesday evening (May 3) by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists on a predominantly Christian village in northeastern Nigeria, sources said. In the latest of several attacks by the Islamic extremists on Christian communities in Chibok County, Borno state, […]

Christians Killed as ISWAP Expands to Taraba State, Nigeria

At least 19 slain in two states.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Terrorism by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) stretched into Taraba state, Nigeria for the first time on April 19, killing six Christians, sources said. After an explosion killed the six Christians and wounded more than a dozen others at Christian-owned market where alcohol was served in Isware, Ardo […]

Herdsmen and Others Kill 18 Christians in Northern Nigeria

Assailants burn down 92 homes.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen and others on Tuesday night (April 26) attacked four villages in Kaduna state, Nigeria, killing 18 Christians and burning down 92 houses, sources said. The killings took place in three of the four villages. In Kauru County, the assailants killed 11 Christians in Ungwan Rimi village, six in […]

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 […]

Priest among 45 Christians Kidnapped in Central Nigeria 

Third Roman Catholic clergyman abducted this month.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Roman Catholic priest was among 45 Christians abducted by Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists who raided at least six villages in Niger state, Nigeria last weekend (March 26-27). The Rev. Leo Raphael Ozigi of Mary’s Catholic Church was seized from Sarkin Pawa village, Munya County, on Sunday (March 27), […]

Terrorists Kill 50 Christians and Abduct 100, including Priest

Church building, homes burned down in Kaduna state, Nigeria.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen on Thursday (March 24) killed an estimated 50 Christians and abducted a Catholic priest in attacks on communities in an area of Kaduna state, Nigeria, area sources said. In late-night attacks on 10 predominantly Christian communities of Giwa County, herdsmen and others also took about 100 people captive […]