Militants Free Kidnapped Priest in Nigeria

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by Devin Watkins ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Police forces have liberated a priest in southern Nigeria who was abducted by...

Nigeria Girl Kidnapped For Refusing To Convert To Islam; 18 Killed In Clashes

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian school girl in Nigeria spent Easter as a hostage of Islamist militants after she refused to convert to Islam, while extremists killed more than a dozen people during the holiday, BosNewsLife learned Monday, April 2.

Christians Killed In Nigeria; More Than 100 Schoolgirls Missing

ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in several parts of Nigeria are mourning or searching for loved ones after new kidnappings, and raids on villages by Islamic militants killed at least some 170 people, including Christian Nigerians.

Rome’s Colosseum Turns Red For Persecuted Christians; Asia Bibi ‘Expected To Be Released’

By Philippa Hitchen reporting from Vatican City VATICAN CITY/ROME (BosNewsLife)-- Rome's most famous landmark, the Colosseum, will be lit up in red on Saturday, February 24, as a sign of solidarity with all those facing persecution for their faith. They include a Pakistani mother of five on death row who is expected to be released soon amid international pressure, family and organizers said.

Kenya Christian Students Injured In School Attack

By BosNewsLife Africa Service NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of Christian students in Kenya are recovering from injuries after they were beaten and stabbed for refusing to convert to Islam, BosNewsLife learned Sunday, February 11.

‘Muslim Militants Kill 90 Christians In Nigeria’

By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in central Nigeria face a tense Christmas after the deadliest sectarian violence in the country's recent history killed at least 90 people, aid workers and Christians say.

BREAKING: Nigeria Police Free Kidnapped Christian Amid Killing Spree

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigeria's security forces have rescued a kidnapped Christian man after recent Muslim attacks in which at least 15 Christians died, BosNewsLife learned.

Nigeria Police Kill Suspect In Kidnapping British Missionaries

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with writing by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigerian police say two suspects in the kidnapping of four British missionaries have been detained while a third was killed in a shootout.

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.

Nigeria Church Concerned About Deadly Attacks

By BosNewsLife Africa Servicenigeriaviolence ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A major evangelical denomination in Nigeria has urged Christians to join in three days of fasting amid concerns over a surge in anti-Christian attacks by mainly Muslim Fulani herdsmen that killed at least dozens of people in recent weeks.

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