Terrorists Shut Down 70 Churches in Nigeria; Priest Released

High number of kidnappings hinders ability to free church leaders.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Terrorist attacks have forced a denomination to close 70 churches in central Nigeria’s Plateau state, and in the country’s northwest, a kidnapped a priest was released on Sunday (July 7), sources said. The Rev. Amos Mohzo, president of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), told Christian […]

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Respond to Gwoza Attacks

Suicide bombing targeted Muslim wedding.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Christian leaders in Nigeria expressed shock and dismay at suicide attacks in Gwoza, Borno state on Saturday (June 29) that killed both Muslims and Christians. “We are concerned about the resurgence of suicide bombing in our country and the threat it poses to the lives and livelihoods of […]

Eight Christians Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria 

Suspected Fulani herdsmen wound four others.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed eight Christians, including two children, and wounded four others in attacks on three villages last week in a district of Plateau state, Nigeria, sources said. In Hwrra village, Miango District, the assailants killed five Christians, including two children, as they slept on Wednesday (June […]

Islamic Terrorists Threaten to Kill Kidnapped Clergymen in Nigeria

Pastor, priest said to face execution unless ransoms are paid.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists in northeastern Nigeria released a video early last week threatening to kill a kidnapped Christian pastor if they did not receive a large ransom payment, according to local reports. The same terrorists who displayed the flag of jihadist group Boko Haram in a video in May […]

Islamic Extremists Kill Three Christians in Northeast Nigeria 

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists kidnap one other.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Suspected Islamic extremist militants on Wednesday (June 5) killed three Christians and kidnapped another after intercepting them on a highway in northeast Nigeria, Christian leaders said. The suspected Boko Haram terrorists stopped a commercial passenger vehicle along the Damaturu-Biu Highway in Yobe state and separated out four Christians, […]

Pastor, Wife and Three Other Christians Slain in Nigeria 

Gunmen attack again in Plateau state.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed a pastor, his wife and three other Christians at about midnight on June 2 in Plateau state, central Nigeria, sources said. The raiders with heavy weaponry attacked a predominantly Christian village in Kwall District, Bassa County, killing Pastor Dauda Dalyop, 63, of the Assemblies […]

Priest Kidnapped in Kaduna State, Nigeria

‘Armed Muslim bandits’ suspected.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Armed “Muslim bandits” abducted a Roman Catholic Church priest in the early hours of Sunday (June 9), in Kaduna state, Nigeria, sources said. The Rev. Gabriel Ukeh was sleeping at his home on the premises of St. Thomas Catholic Parish, Zaman Dabo village, in Zango Kataf County when […]

Christians, Others Increasingly Targeted in Plateau State, Nigeria

Amnesty International reports 1,336 people killed in three months.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Following a rights group report that 1,336 people were killed in Plateau state, Nigeria between December and February, residents reported 18 Christians killed since mid-April. In Plateau state’s Kayarda village, near Namu in Qua’an Pan County, Fulani herdsmen killed four Christian farmers on May 7, council official Christopher […]

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Attack Catholic School in Nigeria 

Security guard shot, wounded at institution in Benue state.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Gunmen in an area of Nigeria where Fulani herdsmen are active attacked a Catholic school on Tuesday night (May 7), wounding a security guard in an apparent kidnapping attempt. In Adeke, a suburb of Makurdi, capital of Benue state, the assailants fired shots at the Father Angus Frazer […]

Video Shows Pastoral Couple Kidnapped a Year Ago in Nigeria

Pastor pleads with government, church leaders for rescue. 

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A video of a pastor and his wife kidnapped in March 2023 appeared on Sunday (May 5) in which he pleaded for help from the government of Nigeria and Christian leaders. No one took responsibility for the March 14, 2023 kidnapping of the Rev. Paul Musa and his […]