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.
Islamic terrorists in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state have in recent weeks continued an onslaught of murderous attacks and kidnappings against local Christian residents, Morning Star News 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.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the monkeypox outbreak a “global emergency,” raising the prospect of tighter health measures.
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.
Nigerian Christians expressed concern about their safety Thursday after the Islamic State group claimed an attack on a prison in Nigeria’s capital which freed nearly 900 inmates, including 60 of its members.
Amid a 12-year onslaught of murders and abductions of Christians in Nigeria, Fulani jihadists dressed as policemen stormed a Catholic center in Nigeria’s Enugu state and abducted six intercessors earlier this month, Sahara Reporters has reported.
A Catholic priest has been killed by kidnappers while on his way to Sunday Mass in Nigeria’s southern Edo State, hours after another priest was murdered, his church confirmed Sunday.
Suspected Islamic gunmen have killed the chaplain of Africa’s largest technical school institute in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna State, church sources said Sunday.