Five Christians Killed, Five Others Missing in Muslim Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria

Report highlights role of jihad in Benue state violence.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Five Christians were killed and five others are missing after attacks by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria’s Plateau and Benue states in the past two weeks. Two members of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) were killed on Sunday (Nov. 12) in Plateau state’s Wereng village, Riyom Local Government […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Ambush, Kill Nine Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

Three others injured, sources say.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Nine Christians were buried in north-central Nigeria yesterday after Muslim Fulani herdsmen ambushed and killed them earlier this week, sources said. The victims, all members of the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN), were buried after a funeral service in Plateau state’s Riyom Local Government Area. They were killed, and […]

Decade after Church Burnings in Nigeria, Officials Forbid Rebuilding

Muslims continue hostile environment for Christians.

KANO, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A decade after Muslims attacked and displaced Christians in a town in northern Nigeria, Kano state officials have forbidden church buildings to be rebuilt there, sources said. Eight church buildings destroyed in late September 2007 in predominantly Muslim Tudun Wada Dankadai, Kano state, are still in ruins, a Morning Star […]

Christian Woman, Son and Daughter Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria

In country’s southwest, priest slain after being kidnapped.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Christian woman and her two children were killed in north-central Nigeria last week, three days after a kidnapped priest was slain by his abductors in the southwestern part of the country, sources said. Armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday (Oct. 24) ambushed and shot to death Rebecca Daniel Choji, […]

Christians Recount Terror of Herdsmen’s Nine-Day Massacre in Plateau State, Nigeria

Muslim Fulani assailants aided by armed terrorists, survivor says.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The church elder in Plateau state, Nigeria saw the Muslim Fulani herdsmen storm into his village at 11 p.m. the night of Oct. 13, shooting in all directions. “Every one of us ran to save his life,” Dauda Samuel Kadiya, 38, of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Zanwrua, […]

Fulani Fugitive from Islam in Nigeria Endures Persecution as a ‘Lifestyle’

Dramatic conversion, effective evangelism come at high cost.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Before Boko Haram began growing into a prominent terrorist force in northeast Nigeria in 2009, its members were trying to kill a highly effective evangelist to ethnic Fulani Muslims. One Boko Haram member pretended to be a Christian in order to kill Habibu Adam Mohammed, 49, an Islamic teacher who had […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Massacre 20 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

Apparent reprisal attack included Islamist militants, villagers say.

ANCHA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen in central Nigeria’s Plateau state massacred 20 Christians, including children, as they slept in the hours after midnight on Friday (Sept. 8) in an apparent reprisal attack that mystified villagers, sources said. Police reportedly said the attack was an act of vengeance after the discovery last week […]

Catholic Priest in Nigeria Kidnapped, Killed

No ransom demanded, no sign of robbery.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Catholic priest who was kidnapped in southeastern Nigeria on Friday (Sept. 1), was found dead on Saturday, sources said. Gunmen dragged the Rev. Cyriacus Onunkwo, of the diocese of Orlu, Imo state, from his car in the town of Orlu, Imo state, and the next day police found his […]

Herdsmen in Plateau State, Nigeria Quietly Seizing Christians’ Property, Pastors Say

Church leaders call Muslim Fulani land-grabs ‘economic terrorism.’

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacks on predominantly Christian Berom farmers in Plateau state, Nigeria amount to “economic terrorism,” Christian leaders told Morning Star News. While Plateau state officials say “relative peace” prevails, Christian leaders point to herdsmen attacks in the past eight months that saw 18 Christians injured and two villages […]

Kidnapped Pastor in Nigeria Released from Five Days of Captivity

Church leaders release sharply worded statement about police, government.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspecting corrupt police and accusing the Nigerian government of failing to contain a rash of kidnappings, Christian leaders announced that a pastor abducted last week was freed on Wednesday (Aug. 9). The Rev. Jen Tivkaa Moses, kidnapped by young Fulani men on Friday (Aug. 4) on the highway from Jos […]