Police and residents of Wumat, a farming town 45 miles south of Jos, Nigeria, arrive to survey damage and help survivors of a terrorist attack on Nov 22, 2022. | Courtesy of Victor Nafor

Despite Incessant Attacks, Nigerian Catholics Keep their Faith

Dec 3, 2022

November proved to be an especially deadly month in Central Nigeria, leaving Catholics like Matthew Onah and his family struggling to cope with their losses.  

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. 

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“Do not abandon people of Mozambique”: Catholic Community Official amid Jihadist Attacks

Jul 21, 2021

Islamist terrorism threatens the future of Mozambique, according to a Catholic community aiding hundreds of thousands of refugees driven out by attacks.

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme o Nigeria's Maiduguri Diocese. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Calls for Worldwide Prayer of the Rosary to Defeat Islamism

May 7, 2021

The Bishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri has called for fervent prayers through the Blessed Virgin Mary in reciting the Holy Rosary, saying that it is through the devotion to the Mother of our Lord that the war against Islamist militants in the West African country will be won.

A burning car in the ongoing violence in DRC's Catholic Diocese of Butembo-Beni. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need

Catholic Bishops in DR Congo Warn of Threat of Islamism Targeting Victims of Violence

Apr 14, 2021

Victims of rebel militias in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being forced to convert to Islam, Catholic Bishops in the country have said, warning of a threat of Islamism in the Central African nation.

Displaced persons in Maiduguri, who are being cared for by the local Church, in September 2014. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need.

Islamists in Nigeria Kill Christian Hostages

Dec 27, 2019

The Islamic State group in Nigeria released a video Thursday claiming to show the killing of 11 Christian men.

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculation Conception in Ouagadougou. Credit: Rita Willaert via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

There Were Over 800 Extremist Attacks in West Africa in 2019

Dec 19, 2019

Extremist attacks have risen dramatically in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, from 180 incidents in 2017 to more than 800 violent attacks in 2019, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies.