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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.