Mother, Daughter in Nigeria Pressured to Convert to Islam, Accused of Kidnapping

Children threatened, forcefully taken from Christian.

KANO, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Christian woman and her adult daughter face kidnapping charges filed to pressure them into following the family patriarch’s conversion to Islam, sources said. Amina Isa, 40, of Kano state’s Gidan Kuran village in Tudun Wada Local Government Area, told Morning Star News that her husband left Christianity to obtain […]

Muslim Fulani Kidnappers Ravage Village in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Killings, abductions terrorize families, close churches.

KADUNA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The latest in a series of Muslim Fulani attacks on a village in northern Nigeria has killed a Christian’s two adult sons, closed churches and sent residents fleeing the area. “We pray God will convict our attackers and make them to repent from these evil acts against us,” Madami Agiya, […]

Occult Groups in Nigeria Kill, Kidnap Christians

Boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen not only ones terrorizing the church.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Besides Islamic extremist Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen, occult groups are also terrorizing Christians in Nigeria. Pastor Victor Kanayo of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) was killed in a town in Lagos state on Nov. 26 by an occult group known as Badoo, a week after suspected Badoo […]

Kidnappings, Threats of Massacre Terrorize Christians in Kano State, Nigeria

Officials are complicit and security forces lax, church leaders say.

KANO, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – When the 50-year-old church elder and leader of Kano state’s Samaila village heard gunshots shortly before midnight, he rushed out of his house to try to find security agents. It was a natural reaction for Mai’angwa Samaila, given recent Islamist attacks in northern Nigeria. What the elder for the Evangelical […]

Five Christians Killed, Five Others Missing in Muslim Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria

Report highlights role of jihad in Benue state violence.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Five Christians were killed and five others are missing after attacks by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria’s Plateau and Benue states in the past two weeks. Two members of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) were killed on Sunday (Nov. 12) in Plateau state’s Wereng village, Riyom Local Government […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Ambush, Kill Nine Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

Three others injured, sources say.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Nine Christians were buried in north-central Nigeria yesterday after Muslim Fulani herdsmen ambushed and killed them earlier this week, sources said. The victims, all members of the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN), were buried after a funeral service in Plateau state’s Riyom Local Government Area. They were killed, and […]

Decade after Church Burnings in Nigeria, Officials Forbid Rebuilding

Muslims continue hostile environment for Christians.

KANO, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A decade after Muslims attacked and displaced Christians in a town in northern Nigeria, Kano state officials have forbidden church buildings to be rebuilt there, sources said. Eight church buildings destroyed in late September 2007 in predominantly Muslim Tudun Wada Dankadai, Kano state, are still in ruins, a Morning Star […]

Christian Woman, Son and Daughter Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria

In country’s southwest, priest slain after being kidnapped.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Christian woman and her two children were killed in north-central Nigeria last week, three days after a kidnapped priest was slain by his abductors in the southwestern part of the country, sources said. Armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday (Oct. 24) ambushed and shot to death Rebecca Daniel Choji, […]

Christians Recount Terror of Herdsmen’s Nine-Day Massacre in Plateau State, Nigeria

Muslim Fulani assailants aided by armed terrorists, survivor says.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The church elder in Plateau state, Nigeria saw the Muslim Fulani herdsmen storm into his village at 11 p.m. the night of Oct. 13, shooting in all directions. “Every one of us ran to save his life,” Dauda Samuel Kadiya, 38, of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Zanwrua, […]

Fulani Fugitive from Islam in Nigeria Endures Persecution as a ‘Lifestyle’

Dramatic conversion, effective evangelism come at high cost.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Before Boko Haram began growing into a prominent terrorist force in northeast Nigeria in 2009, its members were trying to kill a highly effective evangelist to ethnic Fulani Muslims. One Boko Haram member pretended to be a Christian in order to kill Habibu Adam Mohammed, 49, an Islamic teacher who had […]