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.

10 Killed As Muslim-Christian Clashes Rock Nigeria Town

By Paul Jongas, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nigeria ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigerian authorities say the death toll of sectarian riots in central Nigeria has risen to 10, fueling concerns of a widening conflict involving Muslims and Christians in this African nation.

‘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.

Islamists Kill Five Nigeria Christians In Roadside Attack

By BosNewsLife Africa Service churchattackJOS, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic fighters have shot dead five Christians in a roadside ambush near Nigeria's central city of Jos, church representatives said Monday, September 2.

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: 150 Killed In Attack On Nigeria Churches, Police (UPDATE)

(ADDS NEW DEATH TOLL FIGURE, CHANGING LEAD, ADDS COMMENT PRESIDENT) By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants shouting "Allahu Akbar", or 'Allah is great', carried out coordinated gun and bomb attacks on churches and police stations in northern Nigeria, killing at least 150 people and injuring some 100 others, aid workers and witnesses confirmed Saturday, November 5.  

BREAKING NEWS: Church: ‘Up To 2,000 People Massacred In Nigeria’ (Update)

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by Stefan J. Bos and David Maggiore OTHER360665_ArticoloABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- One of Africa's most influential church leaders has urged prayers after Islamist group Boko Haram killed as many as 2,000 people in northeastern Nigeria in what would be its worst single atrocity.

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