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Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese Stephen Mamza, pictured distributing food aid to victims of Boko Haram in Adamawa state in 2015
The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has called the kidnapping of another 110 schoolgirls by terrorist group Boko Haram a “national disaster”.
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.”
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …