By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in northern Nigeria were on edge Thursday, January 24, after militants killed at least 23 people for disobeying Islamic religious law, known as Sharia, residents said.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Muslim extremists destroyed several churches and a pastor's house in the latest religious violence to hit Nigeria's northern Kano state, church representatives and rights activists said Friday, May 21.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)– Nigerian Islamic militants have threatened a massive bloodbath after killing at least two Christians in recent days, forcing thousands of people to flee their villages along Nigeria's northeast, refugees said Saturday June 22.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
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.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency as northern parts of Africa's most populous nation amid mounting concerns about attacks by Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, against especially the Christian population.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with BosNewsLife's Paul Jongas ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants have opened fire on an evangelical church service in a remote village in northeastern Nigeria, killing nine people, BosNewsLife learned Tuesday, June 3.