Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria’

Christians, Others Increasingly Targeted in Plateau State, Nigeria

Burial on Christmas Day, 2023 of Christians slain in NTV village, Plateau state, Nigeria. (Christian Daily News-Morning Star News) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Following a rights group report that 1,336 people were killed in Plateau state, Nigeria between December and February, residents reported 18 Christians… Source

Video Shows Pastoral Couple Kidnapped a Year Ago in Nigeria

The Rev. Paul Musa and wife in video released May 5, 2024. (Christian Daily International-Morning Star News screenshot) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A video of a pastor and his wife kidnapped in March 2023 appeared on Sunday (May 5) in which he pleaded for help from the government of Nigeria and Christian… […]

Six Christians Killed, Eight Wounded in Kaduna State, Nigeria 

Sultan Bello Mosque in the city of Kaduna, Kaduna state, Nigeria. (Anasskoko, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen on Sunday (May 5) raided a village in southern Kaduna state, Nigeria, killing six Christians, area residents said. A large number of herdsmen raided predominantly Christian… Source

Herdsmen Kill 28 Christians in Benue State, Nigeria 

National Mosque in Abuja, Nigeria. (Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen killed 28 Christians from April 20 to April 22 in an area of Benue state, Nigeria, residents said. “Some groups of Muslim Fulanis have attacked three Christian villages in Gwer West Local Government Area of… Source

Fulani Herdsmen Kill 12 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria 

Nigeria’s Plateau state Gov. Caleb Muftwang. (Screenshot from video on X) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen attacked residents of a village in central Nigeria’s Plateau state as they slept at 2 a.m. on April 19, killing 12 Christians, sources said. In the farming community of Mangu… Source

Herdsmen Kill at Least Six Christians in Southeast Nigeria

Location of Enugu state, Nigeria. (Uwe Dedering, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen on Sunday night (April 28) killed at least six Christians, including children, in an attack in southeastern Nigeria, sources said. The assailants raided predominantly Christian Ugwujoro Nimbo village,… Source

ECWA Pastor Slain in Kaduna State, Nigeria

The Rev. Manasseh Ibrahim, ECWA pastor killed in Kaduna state, Nigeria on April 23, 2024. (Facebook) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A Christian pastor was killed last week as he traveled to minister to church members in northern Kaduna state, sources said. While Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists have been active… Source

Mother, Baby among Christians Slain in Plateau State, Nigeria 

Plateau state, Nigeria. (Uwe Dedering, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A single bullet killed a young mother and the baby strapped to her back, two of the more than 30 Christians killed in Plateau state, Nigeria in the past two weeks, sources said. In predominantly Christian Kopnanle village,… Source

Herdsmen Kill Seven Christians in Central Nigeria 

National Mosque in Abuja, Nigeria. (Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen accompanied by other terrorists on March 19 and 20 killed seven Christians in attacks on villages in central Nigeria, sources said. In Benue state’s Logo County, the assailants slaughtered seven Christians in the Yongia Ukambie Tiev and Ukembrergya-Tswarev communities, […]

Pastor, His Family and Other Christians Killed in Nigeria 

The Rev. Abah Jacob was slain near Maraba in Taraba state, Nigeria on March 13, 2024. (Philip Tule for Christian Daily International-Morning Star News) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Terrorists on March 13 ambushed and killed an African Church pastor, his wife and son along with several other Christians on a highway in […]

Herdsmen Kill Pastor, Five other Christians in Central Nigeria

Location of Nasarawa state, Nigeria. (Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen killed a pastor and five other Christians in Nasarawa state, central Nigeria in attacks on Friday (March 22) and Sunday (March 24), sources said. In Keana County’s Kadarko area, community leader Denis Utsa said Fulani herdsmen on Friday attacked […]

Muslim Terrorists Kill Two Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Location of Kaduna state in Nigeria. (Map data © 2024 Google) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Muslim terrorists killed two Christians and kidnapped dozens of others in an attack on the outskirts of the city of Kaduna in northern Nigeria, sources said. The assailants invaded Gonin Gora, a predominantly Christian village in Chikun […]

Muslim Extremist Attacks Devastate Churches in Nigeria

Plateau Baptist Conference President Koeleh Kelvin Saleh. (Christian Daily International-Morning Star News) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Recent Muslim extremist attacks in an area of central Nigeria resulted in dozens of deaths and the closure of 10 Baptist churches, including one now used as a mosque, a… Source

Terrorists Kill Five Christians in Central Nigeria

Location of Agatu LGA, Benue state, Nigeria. (Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Following the killing of 10 Christians in Benue state, Nigeria earlier this month, another five were slain in subsequent attacks in another area, sources said. Days before a Jan. 18 attack on… Source

At Least 31 Christians Slaughtered in Central Nigeria

Sen. Diket Plang of Plateau state, Nigeria. (Facebook) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists attacked villages in Plateau state, Nigeria at about 12:30 a.m. today (Jan. 24), killing at least 25 Christians, following the deaths of six others last week, area residents said. Thousands of… Source

Pace of Killings Increases in Christian Area of Nigeria

Kaduna Gov. Uba Sani. (Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – The governor of Kaduna state, Nigeria met with church leaders after the pace of terrorist killings since September increased in a Christian area, including 25 people slain in the first two weeks of January, sources said. James Bitrus, Christian leader of the […]

Pastor, Three Other Christians Kidnapped in Central Nigeria 

The Rev. Alia Hyacinth, governor of Benue state, called for the release of the Rev. Haanongon Gideon. (Facebook, Friendsoffraliahyacinth) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists kidnapped a pastor and three other Christians on Saturday (Jan. 13) in central Nigeria, sources said. The Rev. Haanongon Gideon, a pastor and council […]

Islamic Extremists Kill 15 Christians in Northeast Nigeria 

Nigerian National Mosque in Abuja, Nigeria. (Mark Fischer, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist rebels on Jan. 1 killed 15 Christians in attacks on two villages in northeastern Nigeria, sources said.   Area residents said members of Boko Haram first attacked Gartamawa village,… Source

Christians Remain Captive in Nigeria Despite Ransom Payment

The Rev. Elkanah Ayuba held captive by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Taraba state, Nigeria in December 2023. (Christian Daily International-Morning Star News screenshot of video). ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Two pastors kidnapped along with others in Nigeria last month remain captive despite their denomination… Source

Islamic Extremist Terrorists Kill 14 Christians in Northeast Nigeria 

Location of Yobe state, Nigeria. (Himalayan Explorer based on work by Uwe Dedering, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Members of an Islamic terrorist group on Friday (Jan. 5) killed a church pastor and 13 other Christians in northeast Nigeria, sources said. The Rev. Luka Levong of the Church of… Source

Terrorists Slaughter 41 Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria 

Location of Kaduna state in Nigeria. (Map data © 2024 Google) ABUJA, Nigeria, January 8, 2024 (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani terrorists on Wednesday (Jan. 3) killed 41 Christians and kidnapped many others in two counties of southern Kaduna state, Nigeria, sources said. The assailants in the early morning attacked… Source

Terrorists Kill Two Christians on Christmas in Nigeria

Boko Haram vehicles destroyed in Cameroon. (M. Kindzeka, VOA) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist terrorists rampaged through a predominantly Christian village in northeastern Nigeria on Christmas Day, setting houses on fire, looting shops and killing two Christians, area residents said. Residents of… Source

Terrorists Kill Eight Christians in Taraba State, Nigeria 

Taraba state Assembly Rep. Rikupki Urenyang Joshua. (Facebook rikupkiofficial) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Unidentified terrorists on Thursday (Dec. 28) killed eight Christians in Taraba state, Nigeria, after 13 others were slain the previous week, sources said. The assailants attacked four predominantly… Source

In memory of those who “died suddenly” in Egypt, Nigeria, S. Africa, Ukraine, Russia, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand, December 18-December 25, 2023

From Mark Crispin Miller @ substack The ongoing record of those ‘died suddenly’ events … do you consider this normal? … EWNZ NZ actor Levi Holley (48, C); Egyptian photog Sherif Sonbol; S. African singer Eric Moyo; Russian actors Alexei Chernykh, Sergey Pepelyaev; Indian comic Bonda Mani; Malaysian singer Surj; & more READ AT THE […]

160 People Massacred in Christian Areas of Plateau State, Nigeria

Burial on Christmas Day, 2023 of Christians slain in NTV village, Plateau state, Nigeria. (Christian Daily News-Morning Star News) (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Terrorists massacred 160 people, many of them preparing for church Christmas programs, Saturday night (Dec. 23) through Monday (Dec. 25) in coordinated attacks on… Source

History of Persecution of Christians in Bauchi, Nigeria Continues

The Rev. Abraham Damina Dumus, head of the CAN Bauchi State Chapter. (Christian Daily International-Morning Star News) BAUCHI, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – With a decades-old history of Islamic extremist attacks, Nigeria’s Bauchi state is home to a Christian community that continues to suffer oppression and killings, a long-time pastor said. While Muslim officials […]

Threat of Prison Awaits Christian Mother Granted Bail in Nigeria

Rhoda Jatau could face up to 10 years in prison under Nigeria’s blasphemy law. (ADF International) BAUCHI, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A Christian woman charged under Nigeria’s blasphemy law has been released on bail after 19 months, but she faces the threat of 10 years in prison for allegedly sharing a… Source

Fulani Herdsmen Kill Seven Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

Location of Plateau state, Nigeria. (Uwe Dedering, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists on Thursday (Nov. 30) killed seven Christians in attacks on two villages in Plateau state, Nigeria, sources said. The assailants attacked Puka and Dinter villages in Mangu County at about 1 a.m., said Yohanna Markus of […]

Pastor’s Wife Shot Dead in Taraba State, Nigeria 

Oluwakemi Moses, slain in Taraba state, Nigeria on Nov. 17, 2023. (Courtesy of family for Morning Star News) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A funeral was held in southwest Nigeria on Saturday (Nov. 25) for a pastor’s wife shot to death in Taraba state a week earlier, sources said. Oluwakemi Moses, wife of a Redeemed […]

At Least 10 Christians Slain in Taraba State, Nigeria 

Location of Taraba state, Nigeria. (Derivative work Profoss, original Uwe Dedering, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists on Friday (Nov. 24) attacked villages in Taraba state, Nigeria, killing at least 10 Christians, sources said. The assailants attacked an area from the Yangtu Special Development Area near Takum to […]

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