BREAKING NEWS: Militants Kill Nigeria Christian Leader After State of Emergency Declaration (Update)
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, 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.
By Paul Jongas, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nigeria ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife) At least five people were killed and dozens injured Sunday, November 25, when a suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives into a church inside the Jaji military barracks in Nigeria's northern Kaduna state, officials said.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Some 500 suspects remained detained Thursday, December 11, for their alleged involvement in rioting sparked by Muslim attacks on Christians, that left at least six pastors dead and some 500 others killed.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in northern Nigeria were among those mourning Saturday, April 30, amid reports that hundreds of people were killed in sectarian violence triggered by opposition protests against President Goodluck Jonathan’s victory in recent elections.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Paul Jongas in Nigeria and BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- The chief of an umbrella group representing many of Nigeria's numerous denominations has urged the government to stop an alleged Islamists plan to "wipe out Christians" in the African nation, where a church was attacked by angry Muslims just days after a Christian preacher was hacked to death.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by Paul Jongas from Nigeria ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigerian Christians are mourning their dead after a weekend of violence and reports that at least a thousand believers were killed in Nigeria since 2012, making it the nation with the highest known Christian death toll.
By Paul Jongas, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Nigeria ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- A suicide bomber attacked a major Catholic church in northern Nigeria early Sunday, September 23, killing at least three people and injuring dozens of others, local Christians told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and Joseph DeCaro ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Nigeria's restive north faced the prospect of more violence Friday, January, 4, as Islamic militants stepped up attacks that killed dozens of people, most of them Christians, since Christmas
By BosNewsLife News Center VATICAN CITY/ABUDJA/TEHRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Benedict XVI on Easter Sunday condemned discrimination and persecution of Christians around the world, just as news emerged that dozens of people were killed in an attack near Nigerian churches.