NEWS ALERT: Christians "Slaughtered" In Northeast Nigeria


By BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos with Paul Jongas reporting from Nigeria

565-Boko-Haram-insurgents (1)ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants attacked a predominantly Christian area in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday, November 3, "slaughtering" villagers, just days after they killed Christians elsewhere in the region, residents and pastors said. Local media quoted fleeing residents as saying suspected members of the Boko Haram group "slaughtered several people as they were heading to church" in Sabon Gari, on the border of Nigeria's Borno and Adamawa states.

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Militants Kill 100 Christian Villagers (WRAP)

(ADDS MORE DETAILS AND REPORTS OF MORE FIGHTING)
By BosNewsLife Africa Service

nigeriachristiansABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamist militants killed more than 100 Christian villagers in northeastern Nigeria in the bloodiest single attack in months, officials confirmed Sunday, February 16. Fighters, believed to be linked to the Boko Haram group, began raiding the village of Izghe in Borno state late Saturday night, February 15, according to local witnesses and a Nigerian senator.

NEWS ALERT: Nigeria Church Attack, Violence, Kill 100 (UPDATE)


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

nigeriachristiansABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Nigeria were mourning their dead Tuesday, January 27, after nearly 100 people were killed by suspected Islamic militants in the country's troubled northeast, including at a church service. The fighters, who were believed to be members of the Islamist group Boko Haram, killed 22 people by setting off bombs and firing into the congregation in the Catholic church of Waga Chakawa village in Adamawa state on Sunday, January 25, officials said.

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Christmas Attacks Kill Dozen Christians


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

Churches have been destroyed in Nigeria.ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- At least 12 people, including a pastor and a deacon, were killed when suspected Islamic militants attacked two churches in northern Nigeria during Christmas Eve services, Christians and police said Tuesday, December 25.

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Militants Attack Church And Other Targets; Dozens Killed


By BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Paul Jongas reporting from Nigeria with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- At least hundreds of residents began fleeing northeastern Nigeria Sunday, October 21, after three days of Islamic attacks against churches and other targets left dozens dead.

BREAKING NEWS: Gunmen Kill 19 At Bible Study; Evangelist Also Dies


By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Paul Jongas in Nigeria and Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center

ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants opened fire at an evangelical church in central Nigeria killing at least 19 people before Bible study began and in a separate attack shot and killed a colleague of a Nigerian evangelist and BosNewsLife stringer, several sources confirmed early Wednesday, August 9.

 

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Church Attacks Kill 7; Christians 'Gunned Down' (Update)

(ADDS CLAIM OF RESPONSIBILTY FROM BOKO HARAM, CHANGING LEAD AND DEATH TOLL)

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

JOS, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic group Boko Haram claimed responsibility Sunday, June 10, for bombing a church and spraying another congregation with bullets in Nigeria's troubled northern and central region, killing at least seven people, including a suicide bomber and injuring over 40 others