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 […]

Parents of Kidnapped Leah Sharibu Awaiting Government Action amid Groundswell of Support

Father thankful for Christians’ prayer, advocacy.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The father of a high school girl kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria is pleased by Christians’ support but said he has yet to hear from government officials. Nathan Sharibu, father of Leah Sharibu, told Morning Star News by phone that no one from the government has called the […]

Kidnapped Schoolgirl Leah Sharibu Appeals for Rescue in Audio Recording, Reports Say

Government analyzing voice that father says is that of his daughter.

(Morning Star News) – In an audio recording revealed yesterday, kidnapped Christian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu appeals to the government of Nigeria to win her release from Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, according to several published sources. Boko Haram released more than 100 schoolgirls about four weeks after kidnapping them on Feb. 19 but held Leah, […]

Two Pastors, Mother of Eight Shot to Death in Plateau State, Nigeria

Seven other Christians killed in Miango area.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Thousands of people attended the funeral yesterday of a pastor, his wife and another church leader, all killed by suspected Muslim Fulani herdsmen on June 27 in central Nigeria. The three Christians were ambushed and shot to death as they returned to Miango, Plateau state, after visiting relatives in Baduru […]

Death Toll in Jos, Nigeria Attacks at 218, including Pastor, Wife and Son

Christian leader arrested for protests of killings.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – An Assemblies of God Nigeria pastor, his wife and son were among at least 218 people killed in Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacks on predominantly Christian areas near Jos on June 23-25, a denominational leader said. Two days after the general superintendent of the AG-Nigeria denomination, the Rev. Chidi Okoroafor, reported […]