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...
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.
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.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service JOS, 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.
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.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in central Nigeria could mourn their dead Sunday, February 24, after the massacre of a Christian family while sectarian clashes killed one person and left churches, homes and mosques burnt, officials said.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A militant group seeking to enforce Sharia, or Islamic law, throughout Nigeria, has shot and killed two children of an ex-terrorist and "murderer" because he converted to Christianity, well-informed missionaries told BosNewsLife Wednesday, November 23.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service JOS, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm returned to the Nigerian city of Jos Saturday, January 30, after hundreds of people were killed in days of clashes between Muslims and Christians, missionaries said.
(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.