Nigeria Christians Prevent Church Blast But Scores Killed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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.