By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- As many as 45 people were killed when bomb blasts rocked churches and the surrounding Christian area of northern Nigeria's largest city in the latest setback for government forces fighting a spreading Islamic insurgency, officials and Christians said Tuesday, July 30.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Paul Jongas in Nigeria and BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- The chief of an umbrella group representing many of Nigeria's numerous denominations has urged the government to stop an alleged Islamists plan to "wipe out Christians" in the African nation, where a church was attacked by angry Muslims just days after a Christian preacher was hacked to death.
BREAKING NEWS: Militants Kill Nigeria Christian Leader After State of Emergency Declaration (Update)
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants have killed a Christian leader in north-eastern Nigeria shortly after the president declared a state of emergency in the region to tackle "insurgents and terrorists" threatening Africa's most populous nation.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of people, most of them Christians, remain displaced in Nigeria's farming belt where hundreds of people have been killed by Fulani cattle herders backed by Islamic terror groups, BosNewsLife learned.
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 BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, 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.
By Paul Jongas, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nigeria ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A suicide bomber attacked a major Catholic church in northern Nigeria early Sunday, September 23, killing at least three people and injuring dozens of others, local Christians told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Scores of Christian families in Nigeria have marked the country's 53 years of independence with little to celebrate as they mourned those who died in a new wave of Islamic attacks that killed more than 120 people in recent days.