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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 Fulani militants attacked the village of Wum. Six people …
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 …
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 by the government but CNN reports that Sharibu Nathan …
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 Plateau State over two weeks in June, a fact …
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.