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Nine-day massacre kills 48 in Nigeria

November 29, 2017 |
One of the homes burned in an assault on 13 villages in Plateau state, Nigeria in October

One of the homes burned in an assault on 13 villages in Plateau state, Nigeria in October

A terrorist rampage in central Nigeria left 48 Christians dead in nine days in October, including many women and children.

The attackers were Islamic Fulani herdsmen – responsible for hundreds of murders in recent years.

The herdsmen broke down doors to slaughter families, burn houses and destroy churches in Plateau State in several attacks on villages between 8 and 17 October.

“Every one of us ran to save his life,” said church elder Dauda Samuel Kadiya of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Zanwrua. He told Morning Star News: “All Christians in villages around here have been displaced, and worship buildings have been abandoned.” Read More

Christian optician paid ultimate price in Africa

November 29, 2017 |

Ian at work in an African village, before being kidnapped

Christian missionary Ian Squire was shot dead by one of his kidnappers in Nigeria after performing ‘Amazing grace’ on his guitar.

Ian, a 57-year-old optician from Shepperton in Middlesex, has paid the ultimate price for his devotion to poverty-stricken Africans.

Initially it was thought that he had died because he could not reach his diabetes medicine, but Dr David Donovan said Ian was trying to cheer up his fellow captives before a gang member opened fire. Read More

PERSECUTION WATCH: FEBRUARY – MARCH 2017

February 2, 2017 |

Suffering Christians: an average of five churches are attacked every Sunday in Nigeria

Plea to halt genocide in Nigeria

Christian leaders and human rights campaigners in Nigeria are warning that the systematic Islamist attacks in northern Nigeria are aimed at … Read More

PERSECUTION WATCH Dec 2016 – Jan 2017

November 26, 2016 |

Campaigners to sue US government for failing to stop jihadist genocide

Appeal to Trump to stop genocide

Frustration over the Obama administration’s inaction over the mass murder of Christians has led the American Centre for Law and Justice (ACLJ) to sue the US government.

After a long campaign to win the term ‘genocide’ for the relentless slaughter of Christians, as reported in this paper, the ACLJ claims that the Obama Administration refuses to take action. Read More

Baroness Cox escapes assassination

November 25, 2016 |

Source: Daily Mail online

Just over a week after Baroness Cox spoke passionately about the state of the nation and her work to protect Muslim women at an Emmaus Group conference, she was in Nigeria and the likely target for Islamic gunmen

Baroness Cox, the Christian campaigner for religious freedom, has told of her relief after she narrowly escaped an ambush by Islamist gunmen during a humanitarian visit to a Nigeria.

Baroness Caroline Cox, 79, was visiting survivors in the war-ravaged village of Jong when her group heard of a probable attack.

Minutes later, Islamic Fulani gunmen blocked the only route out of the village, in central Nigeria, and opened fire on civilians with AK47s. Read More

HUNDREDS OF HOSTAGES FREED FROM BOKO HARAM

March 23, 2016 |

Finally, some good news has emerged from the fight against terrorism in Nigeria. Voice of America has reported that a joint operation of Nigerian and Cameroonian military forces liberated the Nigerian town of Kumahe near the border … Read More

NEVER FORGOTTEN

February 3, 2016 |

By Andrew Boyd

Christians in Nigeria continue to pay a high price for their faith. Islamist terrorists Boko Haram have killed around 14,000 people since 2013, and have driven some 60,000 from their homes – many of them Christians. Read More

MORE CHRISTIANS KILLED IN NIGERIA THAN REST OF WORLD

February 1, 2016 |

Persecution has risen significantly in nine countries, according to the latest World Watch List for 2016. There are also serious increases in persecution reported in six more – Eritrea, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan and Kuwait.  Read More

Nigeria – Christian schoolgirls slitting throats claim

August 22, 2015 |

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL GIRLS abducted by Islamist militants have been brainwashed and become killing machines carrying out slaughters against fellow Nigerian believers – it has been claimed. Read More

Boko Haram slaughter continues

March 30, 2015 |

LIKE ITS COUNTERPART – the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to which it has declared allegiance – the Boko Haram Islamist group continues its killing machine in Nigeria, Cameroon – and now Niger and Chad have been targeted too. Read More