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ISIS executes 11 Nigerians as “message” to all Christians

February 1, 2020 |

An Islamic jihadist group has killed 11 Christians in Nigeria in revenge for the US assassinations of Isis leader Bakr al-Baghdadi and his spokesman last year.

“This message is to the Christians in the world”

The Isis faction, called the … Read More

Neither Bomb nor Bullet

December 4, 2019 |

Archbishop on the front line New biography of Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi, of Jos, Nigeria

‘Three times they’ve tried to kill me. They’ve come close. But each time just makes me more determined to live my life to the full for … Read More

Bible translator butchered in Cameroon

September 28, 2019 |

Last updated on December 6th, 2019 at 04:23 pm

A Wycliffe Bible translator was hacked to death in a recent attack in Cameroon, where women’s ears have also been cut off with machetes.

On 25 August, a group of suspected … Read More

Children killed by extremists in Nigeria

July 26, 2019 |

Three children were among Christians killed recently in two Nigerian states by Muslim Fulani herdsmen.

Morning Star News reports that on 17 June in Kaduna state, over 200 armed herdsmen attacked two Christian villages. They killed an eight-year-old, a nine-year-old … Read More

Kidnapped girl appeals for rescue

September 27, 2018 |

Last updated on October 11th, 2018 at 12:28 pm

A recording of Nigerian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu pleading with the government to set her free is genuine, according to her father.

The audio message released by Leah’s captors is being analysed … Read More

Over 200 slaughtered in Nigeria

July 26, 2018 |

Last updated on August 7th, 2018 at 03:46 pm

Ethnic and religious cleansing is barely reported

The latest attacks on Christians in central Nigeria have left over 200 dead.

Heavily-armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen raided mainly Christian villages near Jos in … Read More

Nigeria attacks: no end in sight

May 30, 2018 |

The slaughter of Christians in Nigeria continues unabated, and church leaders are calling for the resignation of the President.

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New Nigerian kidnappings a “national disaster”

March 29, 2018 |

Last updated on March 31st, 2018 at 10:56 am

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”.

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New Year in Nigeria: 65 Christians dead

February 1, 2018 |

Fulani herdsmen regularly attack Christian villages  

Muslim Fulani herdsmen continue to murder Christians in Nigeria, and the latest attacks left at least 65 dead

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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

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