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 […]

Terrorists Kill Two Christians on Christmas in Nigeria

Boko Haram identified as assailants.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist terrorists rampaged through a predominantly Christian village in northeastern Nigeria on Christmas Day, setting houses on fire, looting shops and killing two Christians, area residents said. Residents of Kwapre village, Hong County in Adamawa state, identified the assailants as of members of Islamic extremist group Boko […]

Terrorists Kill Eight Christians in Taraba State, Nigeria 

Hundreds slain by assailants based in Cameroon, lawmakers say. 

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Unidentified terrorists on Thursday (Dec. 28) killed eight Christians in Taraba state, Nigeria, after 13 others were slain the previous week, sources said. The assailants attacked four predominantly Christian villages in Ussa County at about at about 4 p.m., residents said. “While we are still celebrating Christmas, an […]

160 People Massacred in Christian Areas of Plateau State, Nigeria

Coordinated attacks launched across three areas over Christmas.

(Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Terrorists massacred 160 people, many of them preparing for church Christmas programs, Saturday night (Dec. 23) through Monday (Dec. 25) in coordinated attacks on predominantly Christian areas in Plateau state, Nigeria, sources said. Church pastors were killed and hundreds of houses were destroyed in the massacres in villages of […]

History of Persecution of Christians in Bauchi, Nigeria Continues

Church members oppressed long ago still paying the price, key leader says.

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – With a decades-old history of Islamic extremist attacks, Nigeria’s Bauchi state is home to a Christian community that continues to suffer oppression and killings, a long-time pastor said. While Muslim officials and others drove Christians to the outlying edges of the city of Bauchi decades ago, those areas […]

Threat of Prison Awaits Christian Mother Granted Bail in Nigeria

After 19 months in jail, Rhoda Jatau faces ‘blasphemy’ verdict.

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A Christian woman charged under Nigeria’s blasphemy law has been released on bail after 19 months, but she faces the threat of 10 years in prison for allegedly sharing a social media post about the murder of a Christian woman, sources said. Rhoda Jatau, a 45-year-old mother of […]

Fulani Herdsmen Kill Seven Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

Another slain two weeks prior in a different area.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists on Thursday (Nov. 30) killed seven Christians in attacks on two villages in Plateau state, Nigeria, sources said. The assailants attacked Puka and Dinter villages in Mangu County at about 1 a.m., said Yohanna Markus of Puka. “Fulani herdsmen together with a group of bandits […]