Terrorists Kill, Kidnap Christians in Northern Nigeria

Islamic militants threaten to forcibly marry kidnapped women.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Muslim terrorists in northern Nigeria killed an 86-year-old Christian in his home on Aug. 2 and kidnapped two others who were later released, likely after ransom payments, sources said. The gunmen killed Daniel Yatai at his home in predominantly Christian Manchok village, Kaduna state, shortly after 11 p.m., according […]

Children among Christians Slain in Attacks in Two States in Nigeria

Fulani herdsmen working with Islamic extremist terrorist groups, sources say.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Sunday (July 31) killed seven Christians, including four children, in an attack in Plateau state, Nigeria, following months of violence in neighboring Taraba state, sources said. Following a July 21 attack in Fusa village, Plateau state that left five Christians dead, assailants on Sunday (July 31) […]

Mounting Number of ECWA Christians Abducted, Slain

Six pastors killed, 27 church members kidnapped this year.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists in Nigeria have killed six pastors and kidnapped 27 Christians of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in the past seven months, according to an ECWA report. Among the 27 Christians kidnapped from January to date were six pastors, including one abducted in Kaduna […]

Dozens of Christians Kidnapped in Northern Nigeria

Bishop urges mourners of slain priest to remain steadfast.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Islamic extremists on Monday night (July 25) kidnapped 36 people from a predominantly Christian village outside the city of Kaduna, in northern Nigeria. The house-to-house abductions came after the kidnapping of 16 people from a nearby area in Kaduna state’s Chikun County on June 28. Area resident Narin Barde […]

Kidnapped Catholic Priest Slain in Kaduna State, Nigeria 

Another priest in the same state was killed last month.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The body of one of two Catholic priests kidnapped on Friday (July 15) in Kaduna state, Nigeria, was recovered Tuesday morning (July 19), sources said. The Rev. John Mark Cheitnum was director of communications of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan. Kidnapped at gunpoint from the parish rectory of Christ the […]

Pastor’s Sons, Christian Teacher Killed in Northeast Nigeria

Church leader’s kidnapped 13-year-old daughter is recovered.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Gunmen in northeast Nigeria shot a pastor and killed his sons in one attack and killed a Christian engineering instructor in another this month, sources said. Near Mubi town in Islamic terrorist-plagued Adamawa state, assailants shot the Rev. Daniel Umaru on July 5, leaving him for dead after killing his […]

Attack on Church in Southwest Nigeria Remains a Mystery

Perpetrators, number of slain still unclear.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Nearly a month after an attack on a Catholic church in southwestern Nigeria, the number killed and the identity of the assailants remain unclear, though the church held a funeral service for “over 40” victims. The June 5 bomb and gun attack at the end of Mass at St. Francis […]

Terrorists Gun Down, Bomb Worshippers in Southwest Nigeria

Catholic church service in Ondo state attacked.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Terrorists launched a gun and bomb attack at the end of a Catholic Mass in southwest Nigeria on Sunday (June 5), killing an estimated 70 worshippers, sources said. The terrorists attacked the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo state, at about 9 a.m., church leaders and residents told […]

Clergyman Kidnapped, Christians Killed in Northern Nigeria

Eight slain in Bauchi state.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Abductions of Christian church leaders continued in northern Nigeria with the kidnapping of two Roman Catholic priests last week and two other clergymen earlier this month in Katsina state, sources said. The kidnapping early on Wednesday (May 25) of priests Stephen Ojapah and Oliver Okpara, along with two parishioners from […]

Rioters Attack Christian Sites over Arrests in Sokoto, Nigeria

Churches, shops damaged as Muslims demand release of suspected killers.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Rioters upset over the arrest of two Muslims in connection with the killing of a Christian college student in Sokoto, Nigeria attacked three church buildings and looted and damaged Christian-owned shops on Saturday (May 14), sources said. Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu, a 200-level student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in […]