100 Christians Killed In Nigeria Violence

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

JOS, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- The Christian community in Nigeria's central Plateau state are anxiously awaiting the arrival of some 1,300 additional riot police following weeks of sectarian violence that reportedly killed as many as 100 Christians.

Nigeria Militants Kill 10 Christians In Maiduguri

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Fighters of the Islamic militant Boko Haram group have murdered at least 10 Christians in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri in the past two months as part of efforts "to eliminate Christianity" in the area, rights activists said Wednesday, August 10.

Nigeria Islamic Militants Target Evangelical Church After Deadly Violence

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians prepared for a difficult weekend in Nigeria amid reports of a second bomb attack on a church close to the capital Abuja following deadly violence by suspected Muslim militants that already killed several Christians.


NEWS WATCH: Militants Kill Dozens In Nigeria

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent

BAUCHI, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)– A tense calm returned Monday, June 27, to north-eastern Nigeria where at least 25 Nigerians were killed when motorcyclists bombed several outdoor beer gardens in the city of Maiduguri, officials said. Although no one claimed responsibility for Sunday's bombings, local police said the attacks bore the hallmark of Boko Haram, an Islamic group fighting for the implementation of shar’ia, or strict Islamic law, which prohibits alcohol.

BREAKING NEWS: Deadly Blasts Rock Nigerian Churches

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

MAIDUGURI/JOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in northern and central Nigeria tried to restore calm Saturday, December 25, after suspected Muslim militants targeted churches and other sites in Christmas Eve attacks that killed as many as 38 people, police and church leaders said.