BREAKING NEWS: Christians Hiding In Northeast Nigeria After Massacre


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

nigeriaABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian residents were among those hiding Saturday, August 9, in hills of northeastern Nigeria after Islamic militants killed more than 100 people in and around the Christian town of Gwoza, rights activists and local residents said.

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.

Nigeria Militants Kill 23 For Disobeying Islamic Law; Christians Tense


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

eng_nigeria_clash_b_711099gABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in northern Nigeria were on edge Thursday, January 24, after militants killed at least 23 people for disobeying Islamic religious law, known as Sharia, residents said.

NEWS ALERT: Nigeria Militants Attack Catholic Church; Several Injured


By Paul Jongas, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nigeria

GOMBE, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in northeastern Nigeria were lucky to be alive after suspected Islamic militants attacked the Catholic church where they were worshiping, injuring at least two police men and several others.

Nigeria Churches Challenged As Dozens Die In Plateau State


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Churches in central Nigeria have to decide whether to reopen this weekend for worship after dozens of Christians were killed since last week, prompting the military to step up security and impose a curfew, locals said.

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.