Nigeria Christians Prevent Church Blast But Scores Killed

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service
KANO, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian worshipers prevented a bomb attack against their church in central Nigeria Sunday, January 31, but scores of other people died in sectarian clashes in recent days, authorities said.

NEWS ALERT: Nigeria Militants Kill Children Of Christian Convert, Missionaries Say

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A militant group seeking to enforce Sharia, or Islamic law, throughout Nigeria, has shot and killed two children of an ex-terrorist and "murderer" because he converted to Christianity, well-informed missionaries told BosNewsLife Wednesday, November 23.

		                

Islamists Kill Five Nigeria Christians In Roadside Attack

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service churchattackJOS, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic fighters have shot dead five Christians in a roadside ambush near Nigeria's central city of Jos, church representatives said Monday, September 2.

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Militants “Slit Throats” Of 15 Christians; Dozen Shot Dead

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and Joseph DeCaro Nigerian_Nigeria_army_soldiers_news_01December2008_003ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants in northern Nigeria have slit the throats of 15 Christians, shortly after at least a dozen Christians were killed by gunmen in separate attacks, relief officials and Christians said Monday, December 31.

Nigeria Christians Mourn Dozens Killed In Stampede

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By Paul Jongas, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nigeria nigeria-flag1ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in southeastern Nigeria were mourning Monday, November 4, after at least 25 people were killed in a stampede during a massive evangelistic gathering, officials said.

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

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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.

BREAKING NEWS: Gunmen Kill 19 At Bible Study; Evangelist Also Dies

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Paul Jongas in Nigeria and Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants opened fire at an evangelical church in central Nigeria killing at least 19 people before Bible study began and in a separate attack shot and killed a colleague of a Nigerian evangelist and BosNewsLife stringer, several sources confirmed early Wednesday, August 9.  

BREAKING NEWS: Suicide Attack Rocks Nigeria Church; Several Killed (Update)

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service JOS, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives during a worship service of the large Church of Christ in Nigeria's restive city of Jos early Sunday, February 26, killing himself and a father and child, an official told reporters.

Nigeria Church Concerned About Deadly Attacks

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By BosNewsLife Africa Servicenigeriaviolence ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A major evangelical denomination in Nigeria has urged Christians to join in three days of fasting amid concerns over a surge in anti-Christian attacks by mainly Muslim Fulani herdsmen that killed at least dozens of people in recent weeks.

Nigeria Christians Mourn Dozens Killed In Church Blasts

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigerian Christians mourned their dead Monday, December 26, after at least 35 people died in a Christmas Day bombing at a Catholic Church and at least four others in similar blasts.