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NIGERIA: Pastor, Wife and Three Other Christians Slain

Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed a pastor, his wife and three other Christians at about midnight on 2 June in Plateau state, central Nigeria, sources said. The raiders with heavy weaponry attacked ...

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NIGERIA: Troops Shoot Students Protesting Attacks on Christian Villages

On 18 April, sources claim the Fulani militia attacked residents of Christian-majority villages in Plateau State, who were trying to defend their homes. In an unfolding situation with conflicting acco...

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NIGERIA: Terrorists Kill 23 in Three-Day String of Attacks

From 16 to 19 February, suspected Islamic terrorists killed 23 people, injured 10, kidnapped five, and set ablaze 28 houses across multiple villages in Nigeria. It is unknown if these are coordinated ...

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NIGERIA: Nearly 200 Christians Killed in Christmas Eve Massacre

Suspected Nigerian Fulani militants attacked 21 Christian villages in the Bokkos, Barkin Ladi, and Mangu counties of Plateau State on Christmas Eve. It has been reported that 84 communities in Bokkos ...

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NIGERIA: Jihadists on Motorcycles Kidnap 110

Gunmen abducted more than 100 people from the Mutunji community in Zamfara State in northwest Nigeria on the weekend for not paying a 'tax' imposed by the bandits. A leader in the community was also k...

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NIGERIA: Blasphemy Case Hearing Scheduled for 27 November

In May 2022, Rhoda Ya'u Jatau was arrested by security agents on accusations of causing a disturbance, cyberstalking and showing "contempt of religious creed", for sharing her dismay on social media o...

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WORLD: Christianity on the Rise Despite Increased Persecution

A new study has revealed that Christianity is continuing to spread across the globe despite believers facing extreme persecution for their faith. The 2023 ‘Persecutors of the Year’ report by anti-...

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NIGERIA: Terrorists Kidnap at Least 30 Christians

Residents from Kaduna State, Nigeria, report that at about 11am on 7 October, terrorists kidnapped more than 30 Christians at gunpoint as they worked on a communal farm in Chikuri, Chikun County. �...

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NIGERIA: Ninety percent of the 5,500 Christians Killed in 2022 were Nigerian

Of the 5,500 Christians who were killed last year because of their faith, 90 percent were Nigerian, according to the Catholic news service, Crux and the International Society for Civil Liberties and R...

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NIGERIA: Kidnappings and Murders of Christians Escalate

More than 1,000 Christians in Nigeria have been killed during attacks by Islamic extremists in 2023. Boko Haram, Fulani militants, and other extremist groups have kidnapped and killed Christians for n...

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NIGERIA: 21 Villagers Killed in Night Raid

Despite warnings of an attack earlier in the week and the presence of security guards, 21 villagers were killed by suspected radical Fulani militants in north-central Nigeria last Thursday night. W...

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NIGERIA: 37 Christians Killed in Three Weeks

In the last three weeks, 37 Christians have been killed by Fulani Militants and other terrorist groups in Nigeria’s Benue state. The first in this series of attacks occurred on 30 June, where gun...

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NIGERIA: Eight-Month-Old Baby Among Victims in Suspected Fulani Attack

Suspected Fulani militants killed eight people, including an eight-month-old baby girl, last Sunday night in the Vwang District of Jos. The gunmen raided the village, shooting sporadically at the ...

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NIGERIA: Over 50,000 Christians Killed by Islamist Extremists Since 2009

A recent study has found that upwards of 52,250 Christians have been murdered in Nigeria since the Boko Haram Insurgency began nearly fourteen years ago. The investigative report entitled ‘Martyred ...

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NIGERIA: Leah Sharibu Spends Another Birthday in Nigerian Captivity

On Sunday 14 May, Leah Sharibu spent her 20th birthday the same way she spent the last six: in captivity. Leah was just 14 when she was kidnapped by Boko Haram along with 110 schoolgirls from the G...

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NIGERIA: Two Chibok Schoolgirls Rescued after Nine Years in Captivity

Two more Chibok schoolgirls have been rescued after more than nine years of captivity. The two survivors now in their 20s, Hauwa Maltha and Esther Marcus, were forced into marriage with the Boko Ha...

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NIGERIA: Over 8,000 Christians Killed or Kidnapped Last Year

The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law recently released a report estimating that, in 2022 alone, over 5,000 Nigerian Christians were killed and over 3,000 we...

NIGERIA Pastor Slain, Two Christians Killed in Delta

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NIGERIA: Pastor Slain, Two Christians Killed in Delta

In northeast Nigeria, Pastor Jerry Hinjari of Christ Nation International was abducted from his home in Yola, Adamawa state around midnight on Wednesday 25 January, and his body was found on a roadsid...

NIGERIA Continued Militant Attacks, Threaten Upcoming Elections

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NIGERIA: Continued Militant Attacks, Threaten Upcoming Elections

International observers are expressing concern that Nigeria’s upcoming presidential elections, scheduled for 25 February and followed by state elections on 11 March, may be de...