• Former slave sees God’s answer to his prayers

    August 24 2018 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Former slave sees God’s answer to his prayers

    The dirt road snaked long and lonely out to Cudjo’s cabin on the outskirts of Mobile as Mary Ellen Caver tried to mentally prepare to meet the former slave. Caver had lived as a single missionary among a tribe in Nigeria before coming home to Alabama. For years, she had been accustomed to the unusual …

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  • Christian ‘genocide’: naming Nigeria’s mass slaughter

    August 7 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Christian ‘genocide’: naming Nigeria’s mass slaughter

    The mass slaughter of Christians in Nigeria is calculated genocide abetted by the government in the nation that is Africa’s most Christian, cries a growing number of leaders calling on the United States to intervene. Evangelical John Stonestreet, president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, is among the latest to describe as genocide …

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  • 5 Nigerian schoolgirls died in raid, teen told parent

    March 23 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    5 Nigerian schoolgirls died in raid, teen told parent

    Boko Haram on March 21 released most of the 110 schoolgirls kidnapped from Dapchi, Nigeria, a month ago, but five girls still missing are feared dead, and a lone student remains captive because of her Christianity, the Associated Press reported March 22.

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  • Boko Haram kidnaps 110 schoolgirls 4 years after Chibok

    February 27 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Boko Haram kidnaps 110 schoolgirls 4 years after Chibok

    As many as 110 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists Feb. 19 are still missing after state government officials admitted to falsely announcing many of the girls’ rescue. In an attack reminiscent of the 2014 kidnapping of 276 girls, Boko Haram raided the town of Dapchi, forcing students and other residents to flee.

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  • Nigeria’s Adeagbo sees God in unlikely Olympic trek

    February 14 2018 by Tim Ellsworth, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Nigeria’s Adeagbo sees God in unlikely Olympic trek

    They may not have much snow and ice in Nigeria, but that hasn’t stopped Simidele Adeagbo from making Olympic history – and she says the Lord is the one who directed her path. Adeagbo is the first Nigerian, the first African female and the first black female to compete in the skeleton event in the Olympics.

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  • Christians killed after laws limit Fulani herdsmen

    February 12 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christians killed after laws limit Fulani herdsmen

    At least 170 Christian farmers and Muslim Fulani herdsmen have died this year in Nigeria’s Middle Belt in a centuries-old feud driven by Muslims seeking to graze their cattle on farmland, Christian advocacy groups have reported. Advocacy group Amnesty International counted 170 killings through Jan. 30.

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  • Muslim Fulani herdsmen launch more attacks

    January 10 2018 by Morning Star News, Nigeria Correspondent | with 0 comments
    Muslim Fulani herdsmen launch more attacks

    A mass burial on Jan. 7 was announced for 49 of at least 65 Christians killed in Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacks in Benue state, Nigeria that began on New Year’s Day, sources said. Benue Gov. Samuel Ortom announced on Saturday that coffins would be provided for the state-sponsored funeral as he visited Benue State University Teaching Hospital-Makurdi’s hospital morgue.

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  • Christians killed globally for faith at Christmas

    January 4 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christians killed globally for faith at Christmas

    The deaths of nearly 150 Christians have been reported in targeted attacks on religious minorities in Nigeria, Cairo and India during the 2017 Christmas season, according to various reports from religious liberty advocates and news agencies. Among the latest attacks, unidentified assailants killed Christians leaving a midnight New Year’s Eve service.

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  • 100 Christians killed in clashes with Nigerian herdsmen

    December 18 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    100 Christians killed in clashes with Nigerian herdsmen

    More than 100 Christians have died in December clashes with militant Fulani herdsmen in northeastern Nigeria, and the military is suspected of aiding the attackers, Christian leaders there told World News. The attacks began after Fulani herdsmen raped and killed a pregnant mother on her farm, killing her husband and brother when they intervened.

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  • 48 Christians die in 9-day massacre by Fulani herdsmen

    October 27 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    48 Christians die in 9-day massacre by Fulani herdsmen

    Christian and human rights leaders in Nigeria are urging the government to protect villages from terror by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in the wake of a nine-day killing spree in Plateau State. At least 48 Christians were killed, including women, children and the elderly as they slept.

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  • Muslim Fulani herdsmen massacre 20 Christians

    September 13 2017 by Morning Star News, Nigeria Correspondent | with 0 comments
    Muslim Fulani herdsmen massacre 20 Christians

    Muslim Fulani herdsmen in central Nigeria’s Plateau state massacred 20 Christians, including children, as they slept in an apparent reprisal attack that mystified villagers, sources said. Police reportedly said the attack was an act of vengeance after the discovery last week of a slain and beheaded Fulani boy.

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  • Child suicide bombings by Boko Haram at all-time high

    August 24 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Child suicide bombings by Boko Haram at all-time high

    Boko Haram’s abuse of children as suicide bombers is at an all-time high in the Lake Chad region including northeast Nigeria and neighboring countries, UNICEF said. The jihadists have murdered at least 83 children since January by strapping them with bombs before sending them into public gathering places and detonating the explosives.

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  • Christians killed, injured in church shooting in Nigeria

    August 9 2017 by Nigerian correspondent, Morning Star News | with 0 comments
    Christians killed, injured in church shooting in Nigeria

    At least 11 people were killed in an attack on a Catholic church service in southern Nigeria that apparently was rooted in a conflict with a relative of one of the parishioners, authorities said. At least 18 others were injured in the shooting at St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Amakwa Ozobulu.

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  • Boko Haram kills 83, releases video of 3 captives

    August 1 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Boko Haram kills 83, releases video of 3 captives

    Boko Haram killed at least 83 civilians and soldiers in two separate attacks in northeast Nigeria in the past week before releasing a video of three new captives pleading for help. “I want to advise that the use of excessive force, it is not the solution,” a man said on the four-minute video.

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  • Suicide bomber kills eight people in Maiduguri, Nigeria

    July 27 2017 by Onize Ohikere, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Suicide bomber kills eight people in Maiduguri, Nigeria

    A female suicide bomber killed at least eight people when she detonated explosives at a mosque in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri. The bombing is the latest in a spate of attacks by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram this month that have killed at least 43 people in the city.

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