Dozens of Christians Slain as Nigeria Moves Off CPC List

Six are killed in Plateau state, 38 in Kaduna state.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Less than a week after the U.S. removal of Nigeria’s designation as engaging in or tolerating violations of religious freedom, Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday (Nov. 23) killed two more Christian farmers in Plateau state, and earlier 38 Christians were slain in Kaduna state, sources said. “This is the sad reality […]

Two Christians Killed, Dozens Abducted in Attack on Church

At least eight others slain in prior attacks in Kaduna state, Nigeria.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Two Christians were killed in an attack on a church service in southern Kaduna state on Sunday (Oct. 31), with eight others slain in earlier assaults on predominantly Christian villages, sources said. The lethal attack on Baptist worshippers in Kakau Daji village, Chikun County, also resulted in the kidnapping of […]

Herdsmen Suspected in Killing of Ministry Leader in Nigeria

Dr. Habila Solomon brought hope to the poor, colleagues say.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A medical doctor and pastor who headed a wholistic Christian ministry in northeast Nigeria was shot to death on Oct. 14, sources said. Dr. Habila Solomon, president of Charity and Hope Ministry based in Jauro Yinu village, Taraba state, was killed at his home in the village by Muslim […]

Kidnapped Christian Killed in Rescue Effort in Nigeria

Four others slain in attacks in Kogi state.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A kidnapped Christian in Kogi state, Nigeria was killed in a rescue operation on Saturday (Oct. 2), the same day three other Christians were killed in another attack in the state, sources said. Julius Oshadumo, 78 years old and one of three Christians kidnapped on Sept. 19 from their Evangelical […]

Muslim Mob Kills Pastor in Kano State, Nigeria  

Church and school burned down along with ministry leader’s home.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Muslim mob in northern Nigeria agitated over the killing of a woman by a man they believed had converted to Christianity hacked a pastor to death with machetes last week and burned down his home, church and school, sources said. The Rev. Yohanna Shuaibu of New Life Church in […]

Christians ‘Under Siege’ in Kaduna State, Nigeria, Area Leaders Say

Pastor killed along with more than 50 other Christians in two months.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The killing of the Rev. Silas Yakubu Ali and more than 50 other Christians in an area of Kaduna state, Nigeria in the past two months shows that Christians are under siege from Muslim Fulani herdsmen, community leaders said. Dominic Gambo Yahaya, leader of the predominantly Christian Atyap ethnic group […]

Herdsmen Kill Christian at Worship, 30 Others in One Day

After church attack on Sunday, two villages raided that night.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen killed a Christian at a worship service in Kaduna state, Nigeria on Sunday (Sept. 26), and 30 others were slain in attacks later that night, sources said. The herdsmen attacked the worship service of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Gavaciwa, Kachia County, killing one member of […]

Christians Slain in and near Jos, Nigeria, including 12 Children

Suspected local Muslims kill seven church members, herdsmen kill 33.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen and suspected local Muslims killed 40 Christians in and near Jos, Nigeria in attacks on Aug. 25 and Aug. 15, sources said. Armed with machetes and guns, herdsmen attacked the predominantly Christian community of Yelwa Zangam, Jos North County on the night of Aug. 25, killing 16 Christians […]

Fulani Herdsmen Kill 36 Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria 

Anglican bishop laments government inaction.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen killed 36 Christians in multiple attacks in Kaduna state, Nigeria this month with impunity, while a church leader complained that authorities arrested only Christians for defending themselves. The attacks from Aug. 4 to Saturday (Aug. 28) on Zangon Kataf, Kaura and Chikun counties took the lives of 17 […]

Soldiers Complicit in Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria, Christians Say

30,000 people displaced, 500 homes burned this month.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Soldiers and security personnel failed to intervene this month as Fulani herdsmen killed 70 Christians in one area of Plateau state, Nigeria, while in other areas soldiers helped herdsmen destroy farmland, Christian leaders said. Muslim Fulanis killed 70 Christians, displaced 30,000 others and burned 500 homes in attacks on villages […]