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Catechist among Six Killed as Fulani Herdsmen Lay Siege on Villages in Nigeria

Aug 17, 2023

A Catechist is among six people that were killed when armed Fulani herdsmen attacked several villages in Nigeria’s Benue State in reportedly targeted six-day attacks that ended on August 13.

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Catholic Diocesan Entity in Nigeria Confirms Killing of Parishioners by Fulani Herdsmen

May 23, 2022

Members of St. Michael’s Agasha Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria are among scores of people who were killed when armed Fulani militants attacked villages in Nigeria’s Benue State on Friday, May 20.

Armed Fulani Herdsmen in Plateau State, Nigeria. Credit: Fr. Justine John Dyikuk

Killing of Dozens in Nigeria’s Plateau State Shows “we are helpless”: Catholic Priest

Apr 12, 2022

The Sunday, April 10 killing of at least 70 inhabitants of villages in Kanam local government area of Nigeria’s Plateau State shows how exposed and “helpless” the people of God are in the West African nation, a Catholic Priest has told ACI Africa in an interview. 

Peter and Elizabeth, two siblings who survived a kidnapping by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria’s Kaduna. Credit: ACN

Harrowing Encounter of Nigerian Siblings Abducted by Fulani Herdsmen: Catholic Entity

Mar 23, 2022

Two siblings who survived a kidnapping by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria’s Kaduna State have narrated their harrowing encounter in the hands of their abductors, with one of them being shot and left for dead.

Map showing Nigeria's Zamfara State. Credit: Public Domain

Close Churches or Risk Attacks, Nigerian “Fulani association” Warns Christians in a Letter

Dec 1, 2021

Christians in Nigeria’s Zamfara State have, in an “anonymous letter” circulated by the office of the State Commissioner of Police, been cautioned against public worship in churches lest they be attacked, abducted, and their places of worship torched.  

Fr. Bako Francis Awesuh. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

“Come to our rescue”, Nigerian Priest to International Community after Month of Captivity

Nov 30, 2021

A Nigerian Catholic Priest who spent at least a month in captivity following his abduction earlier this year has called on the international community to come to the aid of the people of God in Nigeria’s Kaduna State amid heightened insecurity.

Four student “champions” who have advanced to the CEM National Bible quiz and Recitation from the book of Isaiah, at Ilorin Kwara state. Credit: Religious Freedom Coalition

Nigerian Children Displaced by Torching of Orphanage Beat Odds to Enter Bible Competition

Sep 6, 2021

Children who were left homeless after their orphanage was burnt down by armed Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria’s Plateau State have resumed their Bible study lessons in readiness for a State competition.

A ma enters a building at a Nigerian orphanage which was attacked by Fulani herdsmen on August 2. Credit: Religious Freedom Coalition

Religious Entity Condemns Torching of Nigerian Orphanage for Recently Bereaved Children

Aug 11, 2021

The leadership of the Religious Freedom Coalition has described the recent torching of an orphanage that housed children who recently lost their guardians and homes in militant attacks in Nigeria as “a disaster of tremendous proportions.”

Flag of Nigeria on soldiers arm. Credit: Bumble Dee/Shutterstock

Over 3,000 Christians Killed in Nigeria in 2021, Highest in Years: Intersociety Report

Jul 30, 2021

Thousands of Christians have been hacked to death by militants in Nigeria in the first 200 days of 2021, a recent investigation has established, further revealing that the number is the highest in years.

Seminarians carry the coffin of their colleague Michael Nnadi during his burial on 11 February 2020/ Aid to the Church in Need

‘This thing’s going to blow up on us’: The Religious Extremism Fueling Violence in Nigeria

May 15, 2021

Escalating bloodshed in Nigeria is fueled in part by religious extremism – and the United States must recognize this in order to achieve peace, says the former U.S. religious freedom ambassador.