Couple’s Ordeal Highlights Injustices Faced by Christians in Northern Nigeria

Church leaders jailed without trial for three years.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – The ordeal of a pastoral couple jailed without trial for three years for taking in a runaway Muslim girl shows the injustices that Christians suffer in northern Nigeria, church leaders said. The Rev. Jonah Gangas and his wife Josephine, pastors of an Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) congregation […]

Fulani Herdsmen Kill 12 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria 

Assailants unprovoked in 2 a.m. raid.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen attacked residents of a village in central Nigeria’s Plateau state as they slept at 2 a.m. on April 19, killing 12 Christians, sources said. In the farming community of Mangu County’s Tilengpan Pushit, the Fulanis attacked with “deadly weapons” without provocation, said resident Israel Bamshak. “Most […]

Slaughter of Christians Continues in Central Nigeria 

Scores killed in Benue state since January.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen on Sunday (April 28) killed two Christians in one area of Benue state after killing five Christians the previous day in another area, sources said. The killings on Sunday in Agatu County were the latest of 30 slayings in the same area since January, sources said. […]

Herdsmen Kill at Least Six Christians in Southeast Nigeria

Children among the dead, residents say.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen on Sunday night (April 28) killed at least six Christians, including children, in an attack in southeastern Nigeria, sources said. The assailants raided predominantly Christian Ugwujoro Nimbo village, Uzo-Uwani County, in Enugu state at about 11 p.m., area residents said. Seven other Christians were injured, Chijoke […]

ECWA Pastor Slain in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Armed ‘bandits’ ambush him on highway.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A Christian pastor was killed last week as he traveled to minister to church members in northern Kaduna state, sources said. While Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists have been active in southern Kaduna state, the Rev. Manasseh Ibrahim was shot to death by “bandits” who ambushed him in […]

Three Christians Slain in Benue State, Central Nigeria 

Fulani herdsmen kill three others in March.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen killed three Christians last week in an area of Benue state, central Nigeria, a local leader said. Otukpo Local Government Council Chairman Alfred Omakwu said the herdsmen on Saturday (April 20) killed a Christian in Otukpo County’s Entepka village, after killing two others on Thursday (April […]

Mother, Baby among Christians Slain in Plateau State, Nigeria 

More than 30 killed in Fulani raids.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A single bullet killed a young mother and the baby strapped to her back, two of the more than 30 Christians killed in Plateau state, Nigeria in the past two weeks, sources said. In predominantly Christian Kopnanle village, Bokkos County, more than 50 Fulani herdsmen on April 12 […]

Muslim Suspected of Killing His Christian Mother, Relative Says

Imam in training and wife are said to have poisoned food.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in eastern Uganda is suspected of killing his mother last week by putting pesticide in her food for refusing to leave her Christian faith, a relative said. Sulaina Nabirye, 50, of Kamuli, Kamuli District, put her faith in Christ on Feb. 10, and since then her 31-year-old son […]

Young Christian Woman Killed by Muslim Family Member

Separately, evangelist sustains serious injuries in beating.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The Muslim brother of a 19-year-old woman in eastern Uganda on March 29 killed her for putting her faith in Christ, sources said. Namukuve Sawuya had come to faith through a Christian Union Fellowship at her high school, a relative said. When her father, 60-year-old Alhaji Muzamiru, noticed she was […]

Christian Slain, Mother and Daughter Burned for their Faith

Muslim extremists target evangelist in eastern Uganda.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – An evangelist was slain and a mother and her 10-year-old daughter suffered serious burns for their faith in separate incidents last month in eastern Uganda. In Busei B village, Nakalama Sub-County in Iganga District, sources said Ronald Twinomugisha had received threats by text message from Muslims before he was hacked […]