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 Paul Jongas, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nigeria ABUJA, 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.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected militants of Boko Haram, who still keep more than 200 Christian school girls, carried out a bomb blast targeting a television viewing centre for football in northeast Nigeria killing at least 14 people and wounding a dozen others, police and the military confirmed Monday, June 2.
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.
BosNewsLife’s Week in Review: Worship Amid Deadly Blasts, Closing Churches, Saying Farewell (Oct.27-Nov.3)
By BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- BosNewsLife's October 27-November 3 newsweek was marked by reports of deadly attacks against Christians, church closures, detentions, a violent storm and saying farewell to one of the news agency's own giants.
By Paul Jongas, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nigeria ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in northern Nigeria on Tuesday, September 25, mourned at least two people who died in a massive suicide attack on St. John's Catholic Church in Bauchi city.
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.
(ADDS CONCERNS OVER BUILDING STANDARDS, PERSECUTION)
By BosNewsLife Africa Service
ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Mortuaries in Nigeria's southeastern city of Uyo are overflowing after metal girders and the roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers, killing at least 160 people with the toll likely to rise, officials say. Saturday's tragedy happened at the charismatic Reigners Bible Church International while it was still under construction, church members said.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with Voice of America Correspondent Scott Stearns reporting from Lagos LAGOS/JOS (BosNewsLife)-- Bodies of the dead — including many women and children — lined dusty streets in three mostly Christian villages south of Nigeria's regional capital of Jos early Monday, March 8, after rioters armed with machetes "slaughtered" over 200 people here, witnesses said.