Three Christians Killed in Ambush Attacks near Jos, Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen suspected.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Muslim Fulani herdsmen ambushed and killed a 26-year-old Catholic on Thursday (May 2) in north-central Nigeria and two other Christians in the same manner on April 27, sources said. After a herdsmen assault in March 2018 that left 27 Christians dead in the predominantly Christian community of Dong village […]

Funeral Held for Eight Christians Killed in Easter Procession in Nigeria 

Off-duty officer rams car into celebration of resurrection.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Hundreds of family members and sympathizers on Saturday (April 27) attended a funeral in northeastern Nigeria for eight young Christians, six of them minors, who were killed when an off-duty security officer drove his vehicle into their Easter procession on April 21, sources said. The officer, identified as Adamu Abubakar […]

Nigeria: Herdsmen Attacks, Boko Haram and the Cross

When danger draws near, draw closer to God.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – At midnight on April 14 I received a phone call about an attack in Konshu village, confirming my fear that it was only a matter of time before Muslim Fulani herdsmen atrocities in Nigeria reached my native home area of Akwanga, Nasarawa state. In the course of investigating anti-Christian violence […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Massacre Christians after Baby Dedication in Nigeria 

Mother of child killed, father in ICU.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 17 Christians who had gathered after a baby dedication at a church in central Nigeria, including the mother of the child, sources said. Safaratu John Kabiru Ali, the mother of the baby, was slain in the attack on Sunday (April 14) in Konshu-Numa village, in Nasarawa […]

Christian Woman Raped, Killed as Herdsmen Attack Two Villages in Nigeria 

Four church buildings destroyed, 28 houses burned.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked two predominantly Christian villages in north-central Nigeria after beating, raping and killing a 19-year-old Christian woman in the pre-dawn hours on Saturday (March 23), her father said. Danlami Mante told Morning Star News that armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen ambushed Joy Danlami and her two younger siblings […]

Christian Clergy among Those Caught in Wave of Kidnappings in Nigeria 

Pastor, priest abducted on same day.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Protestant pastor and a Catholic priest in two different states in north-central Nigeria were kidnapped by gunmen on Monday (March 25), sources said. Amid a nationwide wave of kidnappings including last week’s discovery of the body of another abducted Catholic priest in southern Nigeria, the Rev. Emmanuel Haruna of […]

Boko Haram Militants Terrify Residents in Attacks in Northeast Nigeria

Destruction in Adamawa last night, Borno last week.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – After burning a church building in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state on Thursday (March 14), Boko Haram terrorists yesterday evening attacked a Christian-majority town in neighboring Adamawa state, sources said. Area residents said Muslim extremists of the Boko Haram insurgency last night invaded Michika, a town they had seized in September […]

Another 10 Christians Killed in Kaduna State as Carnage Continues in Nigeria, Sources Say

Muslim Fulani attacks on Saturday follow a month that saw 130 people slain. 

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 10 Christians in southern Kaduna state, Nigeria on Saturday (March 16), bringing the lives lost in the past five weeks to 140 with 160 houses destroyed, sources said. “We were all asleep in our various homes when at about 4 a.m. [Saturday], we heard gunshots everywhere in […]

West African Court Faults Government of Nigeria for Failing to Stop Killings in Benue State

Christian leaders file suit alleging 1,000 people killed in the past three years.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The government of Nigeria failed to protect people massacred by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in predominantly Christian areas of Benue state in 2016 and should prosecute those responsible, a West African court has ruled. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court of Justice on Feb. 26 ordered the government […]

At Least 40 Christians Killed in Two Attacks in Kaduna State, Nigeria

School for missionary children shut.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – At least 32 people were killed in a Muslim Fulani herder attack on a Christian area of north-central Nigeria on Tuesday (Feb. 26), sources said. The early morning assault on villages in and around Maro, in Kajuru County of Kaduna state, came after a Feb. 10 herdsmen attack on Angwan […]