BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Militants Attack Church And Other Targets; Dozens Killed

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.

Nigeria Christians Divided Over Amnesty For Militants Boko Haram

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent nigeria-mapABUJA, 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.

Nigeria Christians Mourn Hundreds Killed By Islamic Militants, Many Kidnapped

By BosNewsLife Africa Service nigeriachristiansABUJA, 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.

NEWS ALERT: Nigeria President Declares State Of Emergency After Anti-Christian Attacks

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.

Rome’s Colosseum Turns Red For Persecuted Christians; Asia Bibi ‘Expected To Be Released’

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.

NEWS ALERT: Nigeria Churches Attacked By Suspected Militants

By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- At least two churches were attacked by suspected Islamic militants in northern Nigeria in recent days, an evangelist told BosNewsLife Saturday, May 12, following several other incidents that killed some 20 Christians.

Nigeria Kills Over Dozen Islamic Militants After Deadly Church Attacks

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and Joseph DeCaro boko_haram 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

Nigeria Offers $1.8 Million Dollar For Militants After Killing of Christians (Update)

(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.

BREAKING NEWS: Boko Haram Militants Killed After Christian Massacres

By BosNewsLife Africa Service nigeria_christians1 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.

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Christmas Attacks Kill Dozen Christians

By BosNewsLife Africa Service Churches have been destroyed in Nigeria.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.

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