Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria’

Dozens of Christians Slain as Nigeria Moves Off CPC List

Sultan Bello Mosque, city of Kaduna, Kaduna state, Nigeria. (Anasskoko, Creative Commons) JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Less than a week after the U.S. removal of Nigeria’s designation as engaging in or tolerating violations of religious freedom, Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday (Nov. 23) killed two more Christian farmers in Plateau state, and earlier 38 Christians […]

Nigeria: Prison Attack Frees Nearly 840 Inmates

Nearly 400 escaped prisoners remain at large in Nigeria on Monday after unidentified gunmen stormed the Abolongo Prison in southwestern Nigeria’s Oyo state on Friday, killing two guards and releasing 837 inmates, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported. A spokesman for Abolongo Prison, Olanrewaju Anjorin, told AFP on October 25 he visited the facility on October 24 and learned that […]

Herdsmen Suspected in Killing of Ministry Leader in Nigeria

Dr. Habila Solomon was slain in Jauro Yinu, Taraba state, Nigeria on Oct. 14, 2021. (Facebook) JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A medical doctor and pastor who headed a wholistic Christian ministry in northeast Nigeria was shot to death on Oct. 14, sources said. Dr. Habila Solomon, president of Charity and Hope Ministry based […]

Kidnapped Christian Killed in Rescue Effort in Nigeria

Kogi state, Nigeria. (Uwe Dedering, Creative Commons) JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A kidnapped Christian in Kogi state, Nigeria was killed in a rescue operation on Saturday (Oct. 2), the same day three other Christians were killed in another attack in the state, sources said. Julius Oshadumo, 78 years old and one of three Christians […]

Muslim Mob Kills Pastor in Kano State, Nigeria  

Kano state, Nigeria. (Uwe Dedering, Creative Commons) JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Muslim mob in northern Nigeria agitated over the killing of a woman by a man they believed had converted to Christianity hacked a pastor to death with machetes last week and burned down his home, church and school, sources said. The Rev. […]

Christians ‘Under Siege’ in Kaduna State, Nigeria, Area Leaders Say

The Rev. Silas Yakubu Ali. (ECWA photo) JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – The killing of the Rev. Silas Yakubu Ali and more than 50 other Christians in an area of Kaduna state, Nigeria in the past two months shows that Christians are under siege from Muslim Fulani herdsmen, community leaders said. Dominic Gambo Yahaya, leader […]

Suspected Muslim Fulani Raiders Kill 12 Christians in Nigeria

Gunmen believed to be Muslim Fulani militants killed 12 people during a raid on Peigyim village in Nigeria’s Middle Belt, the Barnabas Fund reported Friday. Luka Binniyat, a spokesman for the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), confirmed that eleven people from the village had been killed in the September 12 assault, noting that the gunmen […]

ICC Publishes a Report on Criminal Sharia Law in Nigeria

Christians Vulnerable as Nigeria Drifts Away from Secularism 09/18/2021 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has published a new report, titled Secular Sharia? Criminal Sharia Law and Its Impact on Nigeria’s Christian Communities. In it, ICC considers the history of Sharia law in Nigeria—technically a secular country, describes how criminal Sharia […]

The US is turning oil-rich Nigeria into a proxy for its Africa wars

Under the cover of counterterrorism, AFRICOM is beefing up Nigeria’s military to ensure the free flow of oil to the West, and using the country as a proxy against China’s influence on the continent. Last month, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari wrote an op-ed in the Financial Times. It might as well have been written by the Pentagon. Buhari […]

Christians Slain in and near Jos, Nigeria, including 12 Children

Aug. 28 funeral by Anglican Diocese of Jos for 17 of 33 Christians killed on Aug. 25 in Yelwa Zangam, Plateau state, Nigeria. (Facebook Anglican Diocese of Jos) JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen and suspected local Muslims killed 40 Christians in and near Jos, Nigeria in attacks on Aug. 25 and Aug. 15, […]

Fulani Herdsmen Kill 36 Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria 

The Rev. Jacob Kwashi at funeral for 17 Christians killed in Zangon Kataf County, Nigeria. (Morning Star News screenshot) JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen killed 36 Christians in multiple attacks in Kaduna state, Nigeria this month with impunity, while a church leader complained that authorities arrested only Christians for defending themselves. The attacks […]

Soldiers Complicit in Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria, Christians Say

Fulani herdsmen in north-central Nigeria in screenshot from video obtained by Morning Star News. (Morning Star News) JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Soldiers and security personnel failed to intervene this month as Fulani herdsmen killed 70 Christians in one area of Plateau state, Nigeria, while in other areas soldiers helped herdsmen destroy farmland, Christian leaders […]

Nigeria BANS Twitter Indefinitely after Platform Censors President Muhammadu Buhari tweet

    Twitter declared access to its platform a ‘human right’ on Saturday, prompting conservatives to accuse the firm of hypocrisy after it banned former President Donald Trump and millions of others for violating its terms of service. The social media giant’s statement came as a response to Nigeria’s decision to ban Twitter over the […]

Gunmen abduct 30 students in Nigeria, police confirm, in ongoing spate of kidnappings

Nigerian police have said that 30 students remain unaccounted for after gunmen targeted a technical college in the northwest of the country late Thursday night, as the shocking trend of student kidnapping continues. Speaking on Friday, Kaduna State’s security commissioner, Samuel Aruwan, said that the militants, often referred to as bandits, struck at 11:30pm on […]

Gunmen release 27 schoolchildren after abduction in Nigeria

Gunmen in Nigeria have released 42 people, including 27 students, who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the north-central state of Niger last week, the state’s governor said. Their release comes just one day after a separate raid on a school in Nigeria’s Zamfara state, where a gang seized more than 300 girls. Twenty-seven […]

Gunmen kidnap hundreds of girls from boarding school in Nigeria

More than 300 girls have been abducted by gunmen from a school in Nigeria’s north-western Zamfara state. Witnesses reported seeing the girls being forced into vehicles, whilst some fifty students managed to escape. A joint search and rescue operation by police and the military is underway to find them. Mamumda Inuwa works in security at […]

More Than 300 Schoolgirls Kidnapped By Gunmen In Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen abducted 317 girls from a boarding school in northern Nigeria on Friday, police said, the latest in a series of mass kidnappings of students in the West African nation. Police and the military have begun joint operations to rescue the girls after the attack at the Girls Science Secondary School […]

Schoolgirls kidnapped in northwest Nigeria

Kidnappers have abducted schoolgirls from a school in Zamfara, northwestern Nigeria, a spokesman for the state governor said. He declined to offer further details, including how many children were taken, though some reports claimed as many as 300 were abducted. All those taken were said to be girls. It is not immediately clear who was […]

Biden Threatens Sanctions Against Nigeria For Not Embracing LGBTQI+

    Joe Biden has issued a presidential memorandum threatening “financial sanctions” on African countries for failing to embrace the LGBTQI+ agenda. The memorandum directs federal agencies to “conduct and expand efforts to combat discrimination, homophobia, transphobia, and intolerance on the basis of LGBTQI+ status or conduct”, with an annual report detailing the status of […]

Energy giant Shell liable for Nigeria oil spill, Dutch court rules

A Dutch court has ordered Shell’s local subsidiary in Nigeria to compensate four farmers whose land was damaged by oil leaks in 2004 and 2005. The appeals court in The Hague said Shell Nigeria was responsible for multiple cases of oil pollution in the long-running case, a test of how far Netherlands-based multinational companies are […]

Kidnapped Christian Professor in Nigeria Released

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A professor at a Christian university has reportedly been released after being kidnapped in Nigeria, which leads the world in abductions of Christians, sources said. John Fatokun, professor of computational mathematics and numerical analysis and deputy vice chancellor of Anchor University in Lagos, was released on Wednesday (Jan. 20) after suspected […]

Teenage Female Suicide Bomber Kills 3 in Northeastern Nigeria

A 17-year-old female jihadist, presumably of the Boko Haram terror group, killed at least three people and injured another seven in a suicide attack in northeastern Nigeria on Saturday. The girl detonated her explosives amidst a group of men in the town of Konduga in Borno State, some 24 miles from the regional capital of […]

Nigeria Claims to Free 344 Student Captives from Boko Haram

The Nigerian government said on Thursday it had secured the release of over 340 student hostages abducted by the Islamic terror group Boko Haram last week. A large number of unidentified gunmen ambushed the all-boys Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, a town in northern Nigeria’s Katsina state, on the night of December 11, abducting […]

Nigeria: Boko Haram Claims Mass Kidnapping of Hundreds of Schoolboys

The Islamic terror group Boko Haram claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the kidnapping of nearly 700 students from a secondary school in northern Nigeria on December 11. The Nigerian militant group released a four-minute audio clip on Tuesday in which a man identifying himself as Boko Haram’s leader, Abubaker Shekau, said he and his fellow jihadis […]

Nigeria Re-Designated a Country of Particular Concern by US State Department

(International Christian Concern) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released a statement on Monday that “[t]he United States is designating Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, Nigeria, the DPRK, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan as Countries of Particular Concern under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, as amended, for engaging in or tolerating ‘systematic, ongoing, […]

Boko Haram motorcycle Muslim terrorists Kill Dozens of Farmers in Nigeria

    A “gruesome” massacre against farmers in northeastern Nigeria killed “tens of people”, the United Nations said late on Sunday, amending an earlier statement putting the death toll at 110. The killings took place in the early afternoon of Saturday in the village of Koshobe and other rural communities in the Jere local government […]

Christians Killed in Fulani Attacks in Central and Southwestern Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen attacks on predominantly Christian communities in Kaduna state on Saturday night and Sunday morning (Nov. 28-29) killed seven Christians, two days after a pastor was slain in southwestern Nigeria, sources said. The “Fulani terrorists” in Kaduna state also kidnapped two children and wounded four people in the attacks on […]

CORE Nigeria: “We Will Fight For Our Total Liberation”

Above photo: Tobi James Candids, Wikimedia. Baba Aye of the Coalition for Revolution (CORE) calls for a people’s uprising against an illegitimate regime in Nigeria. “The struggle now unfolding will be turbulent. But united and determined, the people will win.” Nigeria – On 3 October, a young man was killed by the police in Ughelli, […]

Christian Leaders Urge Prayer for Nigeria’s Forgotten Victims

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Their pleas for government help falling on deaf ears, Christian leaders issued calls for prayer this month as Islamic extremist groups continued terrorizing northeast Nigeria. In the wake of attacks and kidnappings by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram and its offshoot Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), leaders of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) […]

Fulani Kill Four Christians, Abduct Others in North-Central Nigeria

Photo Credit: Oshomar Abubakar/Unsplash JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed Fulani killed four Christians in north-central Nigeria on Friday (Nov. 6) and the next day kidnapped seven persons, including five daughters of a church pastor, according to a local advocacy group. Surviving witnesses in Kaduna state’s Dande village, part of Kasaya in Chikun County, described the […]

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