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“School children abductions must be stopped from happening”: Christian Leaders in Nigeria

Jan 7, 2022

Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria have called on the country’s government to ensure there is an end to cases of the abduction of school-going children in the West African nation this year. 

Map showing Nigeria's Kaduna State and other neighboring states. Credit: Public Domain

Nigeria’s Militants Enjoying High Level Protection to Terrorize Christians: Global Charity

Sep 3, 2021

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, has condemned the sharp increase in attacks targeting Christians in Nigeria’s Plateau State since the August 14 attack and killing of 23 commuters in the Nigerian State, saying that those behind the subsequent killings appear to be enjoying high level support to advance their agenda.

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Christian Human Rights Body Calls for Urgent Intervention in Nigeria’s Attacks, Abductions

Jul 13, 2021

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, has condemned the rise in attacks and abductions in Nigeria and called on authorities in the West Africa country to act fast to stop the attacks and rescue those who have already been kidnapped.

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Bishops in Nine African Countries Deplore Human Rights Violations amid Eswatini Protests

Jul 6, 2021

Catholic Bishops in nine Southern African countries have, in a statement, condemned the rise in arbitrary executions, indiscriminate arrests, abductions and a myriad of other human rights violations amid ongoing protests in Eswatini.

Fr. Kwiriwi Fonseca estimates that in addition to more than 2,500 people killed and more than 750,000 made homeless since the terrorist attacks began in October 2017 in Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado. Credit: Johan Viljoen

Catholic Priest in Mozambique Fears for Children Radicalization amid Increased Abductions

Jun 15, 2021

There is fear that young boys kidnapped by Al Shabaab militants in northern Mozambique are being radicalized to fight in the ranks of the militants.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama administering the Sacrament of Baptism during Holy Mass Sunday, January 10. / Archdiocese of Abuja

Left Unchecked, Abductions “to give Nigeria a bad name, scare away visitors”: Archbishop

Jan 12, 2021

Continued abductions in Nigeria will give the country “a bad name” internationally, an Archbishop in the West African nation said over the weekend.

The four first-year philosophy seminarians who were abducted from the Good Shepherd Major Seminary in Nigeria's Kaduna State on the night of January 8, 2020 / Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kaduna, Nigeria

“We pray for the speedy release of our Seminarians”: Bishops in Nigeria

Jan 13, 2020

Days after the abduction of four Nigerian Major Seminarians by men “wearing military uniform”, the Catholic Bishops of the West African nation, the most populous in Africa, are counting on the security agencies in their country to make real their assurance of securing the release of the seminarians and called for prayers for the seminarians’ “speedy release”.