Pastor, Other Christians Slain in Herdsmen Revenge Attacks in Northeast Nigeria

Muslim Fulanis appear to use outside arms, mercenaries.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday (Feb. 27) killed a pastor and 19 other Christians in apparent retaliation for attacks by ethnic Bachama militia on Fulani families, sources said. The Rev. Haruna Enoch was killed along with the others in herdsmen attacks on four predominantly Christian areas in […]

Kidnapping of Christian Girls in Kaduna, Nigeria Leads to Casualties, Area Christians Say

Attempt to rescue teenage girls prompts Muslim rampage, they say. 

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim residents of Kasuwan Magani in northern Nigeria yesterday killed 12 Christians after an attempt to rescue two Christian teenage girls from Muslims who had kidnapped them and coerced them to convert, area residents told Morning Star News. James Madaki, a 50-year-old member of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), said […]

Muslim Herdsmen, Terrorists Kill Eight Christians in Central Nigeria, Sources Say

Church building, 50 houses set on fire.

JEBU-MIANGO, Nigeria, (Morning Star News) – Attacks on villages in north-central Nigeria that killed eight Christians in the past two weeks were carried out by Muslim Fulani herdsmen aided by terrorists from Islamic extremist groups, a local pastor said. The Rev. Sunday Gado Biri told Morning Star News that the assailants also torched 50 houses belonging […]

Reporter’s Notebook, Nigeria: A Journey to Kidnapping Central

As kidnappings increase, Christians are often targeted.

KADUNA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – At first the commercial motorcycle drivers I needed clamored for my business, but when they found out I was going to Kwanti village, in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state, they all dispersed without haggling over prices. Kwanti and its surrounding villages of large estates inhabited mostly by farmers have been taken […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Launch More Large-Scale Attacks in Benue State, Nigeria

At least 65 people killed in predominantly Christian areas.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A mass burial on Sunday (Jan. 7) was announced for 49 of at least 65 Christians killed in Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacks in Benue state, Nigeria that began on New Year’s Day, sources said. Benue Gov. Samuel Ortom announced on Saturday (Jan. 6) that coffins would be provided for the […]

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 […]