NEWS ALERT: Nigeria Church Collapse Kills 160 (Update)

(ADDS CONCERNS OVER BUILDING STANDARDS, PERSECUTION)


By BosNewsLife Africa Service


ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Mortuaries in Nigeria's southeastern city of Uyo are overflowing after metal girders and the roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers, killing at least 160 people with the toll likely to rise, officials say. Saturday's tragedy happened at the charismatic Reigners Bible Church International while it was still under construction, church members said.

Group Warns Of Plan 'To Wipe Out Nigerian Christians' Amid New Church Attacks

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Paul Jongas
in Nigeria and BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
Rioting-Muslim-YouthsABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- The chief of an umbrella group representing many of Nigeria's numerous denominations has urged the government to stop an alleged Islamists plan to "wipe out Christians" in the African nation,
where a church was attacked by angry Muslims just days after a Christian preacher was hacked to death.

More Violence Feared After Nigeria Evangelist Is Hacked To Death By Militants

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
pastorpreacherABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- An umbrella group of key churches in Nigeria has warned Christians in the African nation of more attacks after a Christian preacher and mother of seven was hacked to death by suspected Muslim militants while she was publicly speaking about faith in Jesus Christ in a suburb of Abuja, the capital.

NEWS ALERT: Thousands of Christians Flee Mass Killings In Nigeria


By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

NigerianABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of people, most of them Christians, remain displaced in Nigeria's farming belt where hundreds of people have been killed by Fulani cattle herders backed by Islamic terror groups, BosNewsLife learned.

BREAKING NEWS: Islamic Militants Kill Dozens Of Christians, Children Torched (UPDATE)

By BosNewsLife Africa Service
jihad-1024x819ABUJA,NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in northeastern Nigeria were among those facing a new wave of Islamic violence as the Boko Haram terror group killed 86 people, including children, who were heard screaming as they burned to death after militants torched huts, survivors and officials said Sunday, January 31.