Christian Family, Church Devastated by Killing of Church Elder in Nigeria

Police declined to take action against Muslim Fulani herdsmen.

DOGO AWO (Morning Star News) – Ladi Yakubu does not know how her family will eat after Muslim Fulani herdsmen destroyed crops on their farm in Kaduna state, Nigeria on Nov. 26 and shot and killed her husband. “My husband is no more alive, and so the burden to feed our children is on me,” she […]

For Survivor of Attack on Christians in Nigeria, a Lonely Christmas

After losing wife, four children, he’s still in hospital with bullet in his back.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Nearly three months after Muslim Fulani herdsmen in north-central Nigeria shot and killed his wife and four children, Samuel Wah will spend Christmas in his hospital bed, a bullet still lodged in his back. Since the Oct. 3 attack on Ariri village, 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Miango in […]

Unimaginable Loss for Christians Displaced by Violence in Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen warned matriarch of horrific assault.

JEBBU MIANGO, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A grandmother whose 35-year-old son, 21-year-old daughter-in-law and 5-year-old granddaughter were shot dead by Muslim Fulani herdsmen is now homeless after she and other relatives fled the attack in August. “We were taken in by a family in Jebbu Miango village, but unfortunately the room we were given has […]

In Meeting with President, Pastors in Nigeria Say Military Complicit in Attacks on Christians

Church leaders try to correct false narratives about violence.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Christian leaders meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria this month delivered a sharp rebuke, saying the military is complicit in attacks on Christians. With the governor of Plateau state in attendance, the Rev. Dacholom Datiri, president of the Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN), delivered a report to […]

Church Leaders in Nigeria Not Giving Up on Rescue of Leah Sharibu

Government fears paying high ransom could hurt national security, report says.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Following the announcement by Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram that it will keep a Christian high school girl as a slave, church leaders in Nigeria said they are not giving up on pressing for her rescue. Leaders of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) have intensified discussions with government officials […]

Killing of Ethnic Leader Part of Violence against Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria, Sources Say

Kidnapped traditional ruler executed after ransom was paid.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The execution last week of a revered tribal leader of a majority-Christian area in southern Kaduna state, Nigeria – after a large ransom was paid to his kidnappers – was an extension of Islamic extremist violence earlier this month, sources said. The body of Raphael Maiwada Galadima, a Catholic who […]

Dozens of Christians Killed in Muslim Attack on Market in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Church building set on fire in assault that escalated, residents say.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslims attacked a market in Kaduna state, in north-central Nigeria, on Thursday (Oct. 18), killing dozens of Christians and burning a church building, sources said. Area residents said a Muslim at the market in Kasuwan Magani, 36 kilometers (22 miles) south of the city of Kaduna, began yelling “Thief!” in […]

Leah Sharibu Kept as Slave, Aid Worker Killed as ‘Apostate,’ in Nigeria, Report Says

Boko Haram’s Islamic law allows ‘infidels’ to be enslaved, group says.

(Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has killed an aid worker as an “apostate” from Islam and vowed to keep kidnapped high school girl Leah Sharibu as a “slave for life,” Nigerian news outlet The Cable reported. Leah, kidnapped along with more than 100 schoolgirls from Dapchi, Yobe state in February but […]

Four Children, Grandmother among 17 Christians Slain in Attack by Muslim Herdsmen in Nigeria

Armed soldiers accompanied herdsmen, residents say.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed Fulani herdsmen accompanied by militants in Nigerian army uniforms killed 17 Christians in their homes in the heart of Jos, north-central Nigeria, on Thursday (Sept. 27), including four children, area sources said. At about 7:30 p.m. in an area known as Rukuba Road, the assailants broke into one home […]

Leah Sharibu’s Father, Church Raise Plea after Boko Haram Threat

Christian leaders call for three days of prayer and fasting.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Following disclosure of a video by Boko Haram Islamic extremists threatening to kill Christian high school student Leah Sharibu within one month, Christian leaders in Nigeria have declared three days of prayer and fasting. In the video disclosed last week, the terrorists are shown killing an aid worker. In a […]