Christians Abducted from Bus in North-Central Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen suspected.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Christians in Kaduna state, Nigeria suspect Muslim Fulani herdsmen were behind the kidnapping of eight Christians from a bus in the southern part of the state on Friday (March 26). The members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) were traveling from the city of Kaduna to Kafanchan when […]

Church Confirms Release of Pastor Threatened with Execution

Chibok area EYN leader was taken captive by Islamic extremist militants in Nigeria.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Church leaders have confirmed reports that Islamic terrorists who threatened to execute a pastor they abducted in northeast Nigeria freed him on Wednesday (March 3). The president of the Church of Brethren in Nigeria (Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria, or EYN), Joel S. Billi, told church leaders on Thursday (March 4) […]

Pastor Threatened with Execution in Nigeria Reportedly Freed

Christians said to have contributed to ransom payment.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic terrorists who last week threatened to execute a pastor they abducted in northeast Nigeria reportedly freed him today. Nigerian newspaper Premium Times reported today that pastor Bulus Yikura, a Church of the Brethren pastor abducted from Pemi village near Chibok, Borno state in an Islamic terrorist attack on Christmas […]

Islamist Terrorists in Nigeria Threaten to Execute Pastor

Church leader pleads for rescue from ISWAP (formerly Boko Haram) captors.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A pastor abducted from northeastern Nigeria by Islamic extremist militants reportedly says in a video that they will kill him on Wednesday (March 3) if their ransom demands are not met. In the video sent to Nigerian online news outlet Human Angle, pastor Bulus Yikura of the Church of the […]

Herdsmen Kill Church Elder, Abduct Three Other Christians

Muslim Fulani also wound Christian in attack in northwest Nigeria.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen killed a church elder and abducted three other Christians in northwest Nigeria on Feb. 16, sources said. Muslim Fulani herdsmen shot dead Mati Sani, a 65-year-old elder with the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), in an attack in the village of Kadabuki Dan-Marabu, Kankara County, Katsina state at […]

Muslim Fulani Kill 11 Christians, Wound Two, in Nigeria

Four ECWA members slain in Plateau state.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen shot four Christians to death on Sunday (Feb. 14) in north-central Nigeria, following the killing of seven other Christians earlier in the month. Muslim Fulani herdsmen ambushed the four members of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) at about 8 p.m. in Kwall District, Bassa County of […]

Clear Vision Needed against Unchecked Violence in Nigeria

Media obfuscate religious motives while Islamists aim for civil war.

(Morning Star News) – Renowned French film-maker, journalist and philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, hardly a right-wing “Islamophobe,” is among those who have made reports that indicate funding from Islamist organizations abroad is behind the radicalization of mosques in Nigeria. Radical mosques and Islamic schools (madrassas) contribute to the kind of violence perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen, leading […]

Christian Leaders Killed in Middle Belt of Nigeria

Building where youth conference to take place burned down.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Mayhem continued in Nigeria as suspected Fulani herdsmen burned down the venue of a planned Christian conference in Kaduna state last week and earlier killed two clergymen in the country’s Middle Belt, sources said. In Niger state in Nigeria’s Middle Belt northwest of Abuja, suspected Fulani herdsmen kidnapped and killed […]

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill Pastor in Southwest Nigeria 

Killings continue unchecked in north-central part of country.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Muslim Fulani herdsmen in southwest Nigeria on Jan. 16 shot and killed a pastor who was also a university professor, sources said. Amos Arijesuyo, pastor at Christ Apostolic Church and professor at the Federal University of Technology (FUTA) in Akure, Ondo state, was returning to Akure from Ibadan when […]

Kidnapped Christian Professor in Nigeria Released, Sources Say

Cracking top 10 countries with most persecution, Nigeria leads the world in abductions of Christians.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A professor at a Christian university has reportedly been released after being kidnapped in Nigeria, which leads the world in abductions of Christians, sources said. John Fatokun, professor of computational mathematics and numerical analysis and deputy vice chancellor of Anchor University in Lagos, was released on Wednesday (Jan. 20) after […]