BREAKING NEWS: Attacks Against Christian Villages Kill 200 In Nigeria

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with Voice of America Correspondent Scott Stearns reporting from Lagos Nigerian_Nigeria_army_soldiers_news_01December2008_003LAGOS/JOS (BosNewsLife)-- Bodies of the dead — including many women and children — lined dusty streets in three mostly Christian villages south of Nigeria's regional capital of Jos early Monday, March 8, after rioters armed with machetes "slaughtered" over 200 people here, witnesses said.

Nigeria Christians Rebuild After Clashes Kill Hundreds

By BosNewsLife Africa Service A Nigerian soldier patrols through destroyed buildings following days of religious violence in Jos, Nigeria  2010JOS, 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.

NEWS ALERT: Over 40 Killed After Muslims Attack Nigeria Church

By BosNewsLife Africa Service 1_22_022306_nigeriaABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Over 40 people have been killed in the Nigerian city of Jos in the country's Plateau State, after around 200 Muslim youths attacked Christians near a Catholic Church sparking retaliatory violence, Christian rights investigators said Monday, January 18.

Nigeria’s Victims Of Anti Christian Violence Remembered

By BosNewsLife Africa Service 27nigeriaxlarge11ABUJA/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- Christians from all denominations will attend prayer services in Nigeria and Britain Friday, September 11, to remember last month's Islamic attacks against especially Nigerian Christians in which over 1,000 people died, organizers of the gatherings said.

Nigeria Christians Fear Crackdown Amid Deadly Clashes

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

1_22_022306_nigeria1ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian leaders in northern Nigeria fear a fresh crackdown on evangelical activities after local authorities announced plans to control “religious preachers” as Islamic violence left at least a dozen Christians dead and destroyed some 20 churches.

Christians In Nigeria, Kenya Await Justice After Muslim Violence

By BosNewsLife Africa Service 1_22_022306_nigeria1ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigeria's government came under pressure Friday, March 6, to set up an independent commission investigating deadly attacks against Christians by Muslim extremists, while elsewhere in Africa, in Kenya, an evangelical church expressed concerns over Muslim militants.

NEWS ALERT: Religious Clashes Kill 11 In Nigeria; Thousands Displaced

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

nigeria_pastorsule_house1BAUCHI, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of people remained displaced Wednesday, February 25, by religious clashes in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi which left at least 11 people dead and 100 hospitalized, Christian rights investigators and police said.

Nigeria Authorities Detain 500 After Violence Kills Pastors

By BosNewsLife Africa Service grain1ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Some 500 suspects remained detained Thursday, December 11, for their alleged involvement in rioting sparked by Muslim attacks on Christians, that left at least six pastors dead and some 500 others killed.

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Muslim Militants Blamed For Deadly Violence Against Christians

By BosNewsLife Africa Service JOS, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm returned to the central Nigerian city of Jos Tuesday December 2, amid fresh allegations that suspected Muslim militants used a dispute over local elections to attack churches, leaving hundreds dead and thousands fleeing their homes, this weekend.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Hundreds Dead As Christians, Muslims Clash In Nigeria

By BosNewsLife Africa Service JOS, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- At least some 400 people have been killed and thousands forced to flee their homes in the central Nigerian city of Jos where Christians and Muslims clashed in the worst sectarian violence in Africa's most populous nation in years.Fighting began Friday, November 28, amid a dispute over the result of a local election, witnesses said Saturday, November 29.

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