Muslim Extremist Attacks Devastate Churches in Nigeria

Dozens killed as worship hall is converted into mosque.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Recent Muslim extremist attacks in an area of central Nigeria resulted in dozens of deaths and the closure of 10 Baptist churches, including one now used as a mosque, a denominational leader said. The attacks in Plateau state’s Mangu County by Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists included an […]

Terrorists Kill Five Christians in Central Nigeria

Fulani herdsmen attack nine villages in Benue state.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Following the killing of 10 Christians in Benue state, Nigeria earlier this month, another five were slain in subsequent attacks in another area, sources said. Days before a Jan. 18 attack on Okokolo village, Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists wounded or kidnapped Christians, damaged properties and displaced hundreds […]

At Least 31 Christians Slaughtered in Central Nigeria

Islamic extremists raid two counties in Plateau state, residents say.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists attacked villages in Plateau state, Nigeria at about 12:30 a.m. today (Jan. 24), killing at least 25 Christians, following the deaths of six others last week, area residents said. Thousands of people were displaced in the attacks in Mangu County that began on […]

Pace of Killings Increases in Christian Area of Nigeria

Kaduna state governor meets with leaders as crisis deepens.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – The governor of Kaduna state, Nigeria met with church leaders after the pace of terrorist killings since September increased in a Christian area, including 25 people slain in the first two weeks of January, sources said. James Bitrus, Christian leader of the Dnata Chiefdom in predominantly Christian Kagarko […]

Pastor, Three Other Christians Kidnapped in Central Nigeria 

Assailants ambush them on highway.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists kidnapped a pastor and three other Christians on Saturday (Jan. 13) in central Nigeria, sources said. The Rev. Haanongon Gideon, a pastor and council member of Ukum Local Government Area in Benue state, and the three others were ambushed on the Katsina-Ala-Zaki Biam […]

Terrorists Kill 10 Christians in Central Nigeria 

Assailants shoot victims in their homes, sources say.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists on Jan. 7 killed 10 Christians in three villages in central Nigeria, sources said. The assailants separated into three groups and attacked Mcia, Arufu and Chembe villages in Logo County, Benue state, simultaneously at about 8:30 p.m., residents said. “The terrorists invaded as […]

Islamic Extremists Kill 15 Christians in Northeast Nigeria 

One kidnapped, two others wounded. 

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist rebels on Jan. 1 killed 15 Christians in attacks on two villages in northeastern Nigeria, sources said.   Area residents said members of Boko Haram first attacked Gartamawa village, Chibok County in Borno state, killing 12 Christians and wounding two others. The rebel militants then went […]

Christians Remain Captive in Nigeria Despite Ransom Payment

Two pastors among those kidnapped.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Two pastors kidnapped along with others in Nigeria last month remain captive despite their denomination paying 11 million naira (US$12,264) for their release, church officials said. The Rev. Elkanah Ayuba and the Rev. Simon Ezra, both of the United Methodist Church (UMC), were among at least 20 people […]

Islamic Extremist Terrorists Kill 14 Christians in Northeast Nigeria 

Pastor killed on church premises.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Members of an Islamic terrorist group on Friday (Jan. 5) killed a church pastor and 13 other Christians in northeast Nigeria, sources said. The Rev. Luka Levong of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) was slain on the premises of his church in Kwari town, in Geidam […]

Terrorists Slaughter 41 Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria 

Many others kidnapped.

ABUJA, Nigeria, January 8, 2024 (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani terrorists on Wednesday (Jan. 3) killed 41 Christians and kidnapped many others in two counties of southern Kaduna state, Nigeria, sources said. The assailants in the early morning attacked Dokan Karji, Ungwan Sako and Kunkurai villages in the Dawaki area of Kauru […]