Militants Free Kidnapped Priest in Nigeria

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by Devin Watkins ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Police forces have liberated a priest in southern Nigeria who was abducted by...

BREAKING: Nigeria Islamists Kill Kidnapped Christian Student (Update)

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(Adds info about memorial website, more details) By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants have released a...

Nigeria Girl Kidnapped For Refusing To Convert To Islam; 18 Killed In Clashes

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian school girl in Nigeria spent Easter as a hostage of Islamist militants after she refused to convert to Islam, while extremists killed more than a dozen people during the holiday, BosNewsLife learned Monday, April 2.

Hundreds Killed In Nigeria Anti-Christian Violence

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos nigerian-churchABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militant group Boko Haram is stepping up attacks in heavily Christian towns and village in Nigeria's troubled northeast, killing more than 750 people since May 29, Christian rights activists say. News of the violence came after Boko Haram militants were pushed back by Nigeria's military when they tried to to gain access to Maiduguri, Borno State's largest city.

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: Militants Kill Nigeria Christian Leader After State of Emergency Declaration (Update)

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service nigeria-3ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants have killed a Christian leader in north-eastern Nigeria shortly after the president declared a state of emergency in the region to tackle "insurgents and terrorists" threatening Africa's most populous nation.

19 Christians Killed In Nigerian Village

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nineteen Nigerian Christians are now known to have died in an attack by Fulani militants on the village...

Militants Behead 11 Christians in Nigeria on Christmas Day

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With reporting by Nathan Morley ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Militants of the Islamic State group (IS) have released a video purportedly showing the murder of 11...

Islamists Behead Nigeria’s Leading Pastor As Crisis Escalates

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by Linda Bordoni and Stefan J. Bos ABUJA/VATICAN CITY (BosNewsLife)-- Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram says it has...

NEWS ALERT: Town In Shock As Nigeria Army Kills Six Christians

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By Stefan J. Bos, BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NIGERIANTROOPSONPATROLABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm returned Wednesday, March 11, to the streets of Nigeria's troubled town of Gidan-Waya in Kaduna State after at least six Christians were killed here by Nigerian soldiers, officials and residents said. The shooting during Mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church underscored the tense relationship between local Christians and government forces.