By BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Paul Jongas reporting from Nigeria with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- At least hundreds of residents began fleeing northeastern Nigeria Sunday, October 21, after three days of Islamic attacks against churches and other targets left dozens dead.
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.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in volatile Nigeria were mourning their dead Good Friday, April 18, ahead of Easter, after Islamic militants killed more than 200 people and kidnapped hundreds others in the region, including two priests and a nun.
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 Philippa Hitchen reporting from Vatican City VATICAN CITY/ROME (BosNewsLife)-- Rome's most famous landmark, the Colosseum, will be lit up in red on Saturday, February 24, as a sign of solidarity with all those facing persecution for their faith. They include a Pakistani mother of five on death row who is expected to be released soon amid international pressure, family and organizers said.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and Joseph DeCaro ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Nigeria's restive north faced the prospect of more violence Friday, January, 4, as Islamic militants stepped up attacks that killed dozens of people, most of them Christians, since Christmas
(ADDS DENIAL ABOUT REPORTED MASSACRE, CHANGES HEADLINE AND LEAD) By Paul Jongas, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nigeria ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigeria's army said Saturday, November 24, that it offers $1.8 million for information leading to the capture of 19 leading members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, amid fresh reports of deadly attacks against Christians and other people.
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 Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- At least 12 people, including a pastor and a deacon, were killed when suspected Islamic militants attacked two churches in northern Nigeria during Christmas Eve services, Christians and police said Tuesday, December 25.