By BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and Paul Jongas reporting from Nigeria ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- At least 30 people were feared dead Tuesday, January 7, after suspected Islamic gunmen attacked a Christian village in central Nigeria, local officials and survivors said.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Chief International Correspondent Stefan J. Bos. TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians on Wednesday, July 11, urged prayers for "everyone" involved in the case of an Iranian pastor who marked his 1,000th day behind bars while awaiting possible execution for refusing to recant his faith in Christ and return to Islam.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Two teenage Christian girls who were recently abducted by Islamic militants in Nigeria have escaped, Christian aid workers say. The Voice Of the Martyrs (VOM) aid and advocacy group said it is providing assistance to the two sisters, identified as Kamka, 19, and Naya, 16.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian boy in northeastern Nigeria was still recovering of serious injuries Thursday, December 11, after Islamic militants attacked him for holding onto his Children's Bible, well-informed sources said.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Churches in north-eastern Nigeria faced another tense day Friday, May 16, after confirmation that a volunteer supporting persecuted Christians has been killed by Islamic militants. Fighters of Boko Haram, or 'Western education is sinful', are blamed for killing the volunteer of the Voice Of the Martyrs (VOM) in the Gwoza area of Borno state, Christians said.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants have killed at least 13 Christians this week in northern Nigeria as part of efforts to cleanse the region of Christian believers, a rights group confirmed Thursday, January 12.
(ADDS MORE DETAILS AND REPORTS OF MORE FIGHTING) By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, 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.
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.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- One of more than 200 Christian schoolgirls and women abducted by Islamist Boko Haram militants in the northeastern Nigerian village of Chibok has been freed, police and a parent have confirmed.
By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)– African Christians are divided over a proposal to grant amnesty to the militant members of Boko Haram, the violent Islamist group whose bombings killed thousands, many of them Christians, and destroyed hundreds of churches in northern Nigeria.