Fulani jihadi herdsmen are continuing their slaughter of Christians in Nigeria, murdering six Christians in Benue state on September 1, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. By the end of last year, Islamic extremists in Nigeria had murdered 43,000 Christians since 2009 according to International Christian Concern; that number has increased relentlessly in 2022.
A young Christian man serving with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nigeria’s Adamawa state was hacked to death with machetes on August 26 in what is believed to have been a targeted attack, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
The slaughter of Christians in Nigeria’s Plateau state by suspected Fulani Islamic extremists continues unabated, and on August 27, a Christian woman was shot in the head and killed as she cleaned her church building, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Director of the Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) Johan Viljoen has joined other leaders in stating that Nigeria is facing a “sustained campaign to wipe out Christianity,” and that the government is doing nothing to stop it, Crux reports. The DHPI is a part of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
In a move that has caused severe consternation among rights groups, the secular High Court in Nigeria’s Kano state has upheld a recent death sentence given by a Sharia court to a man accused of blasphemy, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Controversially, Kano is one of 12 northern Nigerian states whose legal system operates under both the secular Nigerian penal code and the Islamic Sharia law.
Christians in Nigeria continue to be killed and kidnapped by Islamic terrorists, and August 2022 has been another harsh month of attacks and suffering, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Twenty Christians were murdered and a Catholic teacher was kidnapped by Islamic terrorists in Nigeria’s Taraba state earlier this month, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
The Open Doors Christian advocacy organization has warned that Christian women in Nigeria are now being raped by Islamic militants as part of an ongoing systemic effort to destroy Christian communities through murder, terror attacks, abductions, and displacement, Christian Today reports.
The ongoing slaughter of Christians in Nigeria at the hands of Islamic extremists meets the established international standards for genocide, the Colson Center reports. The International Christian Concern advocacy group reported in 2020 that between 50,000 to 70,000 Christians have been killed by Islamic terrorists; the Open Doors USA advocacy group reported this year that one Nigerian Christian is killed for their faith every two hours, 13 a day, 372 a month.
As the slaughter of Christians in Nigeria continues, four children were among seven Christians murdered by suspected Fulani jihadists in Nigeria’s Plateau state on Sunday, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Nigeria ranked number one in the world last year for Christians murdered by Islamic terrorists on account of their faith.
Fulani militants and other Muslim extremists have murdered six pastors and kidnapped 27 congregants from Nigeria’s Evangelical Church Winning All this year alone, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) says that suspected Islamic “terrorists,” including Fulani headmen, killed at least six pastors and kidnapped 27 Christians in Nigeria this year.
Suspected Islamic fighters have kidnapped 36 people from a mainly Christian village near the city of Kaduna, in northern Nigeria, well-informed Christians said.
Islamic extremists abducted 52 Christians from one county in Nigeria’s Kaduna state in the last month, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
At least 68 Christians were killed and more kidnapped or displaced by Islamist fighters over the last two months in Central Nigeria’s Benue State, a Catholic charity confirmed Wednesday.
Catholic leaders say a Nigerian priest abducted last week was found murdered Tuesday while his colleague escaped from his kidnappers in Nigeria’s northern state of Kaduna.
Christian leaders have appealed for prayers after two Catholic priests were kidnapped in northern Nigeria over the weekend amid ongoing abductions of Nigerian clergy by suspected Islamic fighters.
At least 18 priests have been kidnapped, and several were killed in Nigeria this year, prompting church leaders to call for prayers, a Catholic charity said Tuesday.
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen in Nigeria’s Adamawa state broke into a pastor’s home last week, killing his two sons, severely injuring him, and abducting his 13-year-old daughter, Sahara Reporters said.
Christians in central Nigeria prayed Friday for another priest abducted by suspected Islamic gunmen as kidnappings of clergy continue throughout the country.