By Stefan J. Bos, BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm returned Wednesday, March 11, to the streets of Nigeria's troubled town of Gidan-Waya in Kaduna State after at least six Christians were killed here by Nigerian soldiers, officials and residents said. The shooting during Mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church underscored the tense relationship between local Christians and government forces.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Nigeria fear more deadly violence after the president postponed elections over security concerns as the government tries to regain territories currently held by Islamic militants.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA/YAOUNDE (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants fleeing a three-nation offensive took revenge Thursday, February 5, by shooting and burning to death as many as 100 people while attacking churches and other sites in northern Cameroon, officials said.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamist militant group Boko Haram increasingly uses young girls to carry out suicide bombings and hundreds of thousands of people, including Christians, remain displaced within Nigeria Christian aid workers and officials said Tuesday January 13.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by Stefan J. Bos and David Maggiore ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- One of Africa's most influential church leaders has urged prayers after Islamist group Boko Haram killed as many as 2,000 people in northeastern Nigeria in what would be its worst single atrocity.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Nigeria were among those plunged into uncertainty Friday, December 19, after Islamic militants stormed a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping about 200 other people, survivors said.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service JOS, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in central Nigeria faced another day of potential attacks Sunday, December 14, after dozens of people were killed in twin bomb blasts by suspected Islamic militants.
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)-- Nigeria's military killed at least 27 militants of Islamic group Boko Haram who are linked to the massacre of dozens of Christians in recent weeks, officials said Thursday, December 10.
By BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos with Paul Jongas reporting from Nigeria ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants attacked a predominantly Christian area in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday, November 3, "slaughtering" villagers, just days after they killed Christians elsewhere in the region, residents and pastors said. Local media quoted fleeing residents as saying suspected members of the Boko Haram group "slaughtered several people as they were heading to church" in Sabon Gari, on the border of Nigeria's Borno and Adamawa states.