Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria’

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 […]

Abducted Pastor in Nigeria Released; 6-Year-Old Kidnapped

Photo Credit: McBarth Obeya/Pexels JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A pastor abducted in northeastern Nigeria was released on Friday (Oct. 30), while Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nasarawa state have kidnapped a 6-year-old Christian boy after killing his father, sources said. Militants from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist group released Polycarp Zongo, kidnapped on Oct. 19, […]

Pastor in Nigeria Appeals for Release from Islamist Terrorists

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A church pastor in Nigeria who went missing on Oct. 19 has been captured along with two Christian women by militants of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), according to a video released by the terrorist group. In the video clip uploaded on YouTube, Polycarp Zongo of the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN) […]

Fulani Herdsmen Kill, Wound Christians in Ambushes in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen wounded two Christians in north-central Nigeria on Sunday, a little more than week after herdsmen in the country’s northeast killed another church member while a Christian woman and pastor were kidnapped, sources said. Herdsmen shot and wounded the two Christians at Ratsat-Rat Junction in Plateau state’s Vatt village, Barkin […]

Churches Attacked Amid Police Brutality Protests in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Protests against police brutality in Nigeria that grew into generalized unrest over poor government took on a religious dimension this week with attacks on Christians and church buildings. Following peaceful protests that began earlier this month against torture and killings by Special Anti­­-­Robbery Squad (SARS) forces, counter-demonstrations against the #EndSARS protestors […]

Joint Statement: US Connection In Nigeria Violence

Washington, D.C.-based Pan-African Community Action (PACA) and the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP)’s U.S. Out of Africa Network (USOAN) issued a joint statement condemning what appears to be illegal police and military violence committed against unarmed, peaceful protesters in Nigeria. PACA and the USOAN assert, however, a U.S. connection to the violence that many are […]

‘Many dead’ after Nigeria security forces shoot on protesters: Amnesty International

Amnesty International says there is “credible but disturbing evidence” in the Nigerian city of Lagos that security forces have shot dead over a dozen protesters demonstrating against police brutality. Many of the shootings occurred in the city’s wealthy Lekki neighbourhood, with witnesses and local media reporting security forces had opened fire on demonstrators who had […]

Children Killed, Christian Leaders Kidnapped in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria, October 1, 2020 (Morning Star News) – Two young Christian women and a 6-year-old boy were killed while other Christians were kidnapped or slain as uncontested lawlessness by Fulani herdsmen continued in Nigeria, sources said. In Plateau state the herdsmen attacked Kpachudu village in Miango District, Bassa County west of Jos, at about 8 […]

Muslim Fulani Attacks in Nigeria Displace Local Missionaries

Photo Credit: Ovinuchi Ejiohuo Unsplash (Christian Aid Mission) — The slaughter of Christian men, women and children by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in north-central Nigeria accelerated in recent weeks to unprecedented levels, with a three-day series of assaults displacing five native missionaries and their families, the leader of a native ministry said. The local missionaries and […]

Pastor, 16-Year-Old Girl Among 11 Christians Killed in Kaduna State, Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A 16-year-old girl, a father of nine children and a church pastor were among 11 Christians killed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen this week in southern Kaduna state, sources said. On Tuesday (Aug. 18) in Zangon Kataf County, herdsmen attacked Unguwan Gankon village, killing a 16-year-old student, Takama Paul, and another Christian, […]

Europe Is Smuggling its E-Waste to Nigeria Inside Used Cars

The European Union has laws against exporting e-waste and dumping it in Africa, but the problem persists and, according to a new study, Nigeria is one of Europe’s prime dumping grounds. The United Nations University (UNU) and the Basel Convention Coordinating Centre (BCCC) for Africa partnered co-authored the study and found that 66,000 tons of […]

Shell involved in murder, rape, torture in Nigeria

     Human rights organization Amnesty International is calling on Nigeria, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom to launch a criminal investigation into Shell and the possibility that company officials tacitly encouraged the Nigerian military government in Ogoniland to commit atrocities in the 1990s, including rapes, murders, acts of torture, and the burning of villages. According […]

Militants Call For Partition Of Nigeria Into Five Republics

A coalition of militant groups fighting in the Niger Delta have called for the immediate division of Nigeria into five republics. Under the auspices of the Reformed Egbesu Assembly, militant groups fighting government authorities in the oil-rich delta region are calling for the creation of five new republics to be collectively addressed as the United […]

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