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, […]

After Killing of Clergyman, Priest Narrowly Escapes Death in Southeastern Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen shoot at his windshield two weeks after killing of another clergyman, parishioner. 

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Following the killing of a Roman Catholic priest and a parishioner in southeastern Nigeria earlier this month, another clergyman on Thursday (Aug. 15) narrowly escaped an attack by Muslim Fulani herdsmen about 40 miles away, sources said. Armed Fulani herdsmen on Aug. 1 killed the Rev. Paul Offu in Awgu […]

Pregnant Mother among Five Christians Slain in North-Central Nigeria

Priest, parishioner wounded in country’s southeast.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A pregnant mother of two children was among three Christians killed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in north-central Nigeria the night of July 14 and morning of July 15, sources said. Margaret Wakili, a 27-year-old member of the Baptist Church in Ancha village, Plateau state, was slain on her farm at […]

7-Year-Old in Nigeria: How Herdsmen Shot Me and Killed My Uncle 

Attack also wounded another Christian.

AKWANGA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – As a Baptist church member tried to fight off an armed Muslim Fulani herdsman in a village in north-central Nigeria, he told his 7-year-old nephew and other relatives to run. The boy remained, crying and calling for help. Jerome, whose real name is withheld for security reasons, recalled how gunshots […]

Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria Continue Campaign for Territory for their Cattle – and Islam

Another 11 Christians killed in Taraba state.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen continued a campaign of seizing land for their cattle and territory for their religion this week, killing 11 Christians in eastern Nigeria’s Taraba state, sources said. The herdsmen on Sunday and Monday (June 16-17) entered villages on motorcyles outside of the Taraba state capital, Jalingo, shooting firearms […]

Three Children among 13 Christians Killed in Attacks in Two States in Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen kidnap woman.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Monday (June 17) killed four Christians in north-central Nigeria’s Kaduna state, including three children, on the same day nine other Christians were slain in neighboring Plateau state, area sources said. Christian residents in Kaduna state’s Kauru County told Morning Star News that between 3 a.m and […]

Local Muslims Suspected in Killing of Christians after Sunday Worship in Jos, Nigeria

Fulani militants said to mount lethal assaults.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Gunmen suspected to be local Fulani Muslims killed several Christians as they made their way home from church services in Jos, Nigeria on Sunday (May 26) following the murder of another area Christian last week, sources said. Area Christian Peter Sarki informed Morning Star News by text message that local […]

Armed Gunmen Kidnap 19 Christians, Kill One in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Pastor, daughter among 17 abducted in one attack, while another assault claims a life.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen stormed a church choir practice and kidnapped 17 Christians in north-central Nigeria the night of May 18, and the same night gunmen killed a Christian and kidnapped two others at a Baptist church, sources said. Each attack took place in Kaduna state, where assaults on Christians with […]