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Makurdi Diocese

Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of Nigeria's Makurdi Diocese. Credit: ACN

Over 90 Killed in Nigerian Catholic Dioceses as Attacks Hit Record High in October 2022

Nov 9, 2022

Over 90 people were killed in areas served by the Catholic Dioceses of Makurdi and Katsina Ala in the month of October this year as armed Fulani herdsmen continue to wreak havoc in Nigeria’s Benue State.

Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of Nigeria's Makurdi Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop Appeals for Prayers after 29 Killed in September Attacks in Nigerian State

Sep 28, 2022

A total of 29 people were killed in separate attacks between September 1 and 25 in various parts served by the Catholic Dioceses of Makurdi and Katsina Ala in Nigeria’s Benue State, a recent report has indicated. 

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Vote for Leaders Keen to “heal, unite, prosper” Suffering Nigerians: Catholic Archbishop

Sep 6, 2022

Eligible voters in Nigeria’s 2023 elections need to consider voting for political leaders keen to bring about healing, unity, and prosperity among Nigerians “suffering poverty and insecurity”, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of the Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria. Credit: ACN

“Be our voice”, Bishop in Nigeria to Catholic Entities, Says Terrorists are Well Connected

Aug 26, 2022

Those behind the ongoing killings, kidnappings and displacements targeting Christians in Nigeria are well connected individuals internationally and are misrepresenting the extent of the persecution in the West African nation, the Catholic Bishop of the country’s Makurdi Diocese has said.

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Catholic Diocese in Nigeria Enrolling Terror Victims in Schools to End Insecurity Cycle

Aug 9, 2022

Orpin Damien, a Senior Secondary School student in Nigeria witnessed a lot of violence and displacements before he ended up at Uikpam camp for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Makurdi, the capital of Nigeria’s Benue State.

Funeral mass for the victims in 2018. Credit: ACN

At Least 65 Christians Killed in Nigeria’s Benue State in Last Two Months: Catholic Bishop

Jul 20, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria has decried the increase in the number of Christians killed in Nigeria’s Benue State where he says at least 65 followers of Christ have lost their lives “over the past two months” following targeted attacks. 

Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of the Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria. Credit: ACN

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Decries Government Laxity Regarding Deborah Yakubu Murder

Jul 8, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria has decried failure of authorities in the country to bring killers of Deborah Yakubu to book, nearly two months following the murder of the Christian girl who was accused of blaspheming Prophet Muhammad.

Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of Nigeria's MAkurdi Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Unable to Access Pastoral Areas as Islamists Wreak Havoc

May 24, 2022

For years, Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Makurdi has not paid a single visit to a number of pastoral areas under his care owing to widespread terrorism by Islamist Fulani herdsmen in Benue State that is served by the Nigerian Diocese.

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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.

Bishop Wilfred Anagbe with some beneficiaries of the scholarship. Credit: The Catholic Star Newspaper/Facebook

Catholic Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria Reaches Out to Displaced Children with Scholarships

Jan 14, 2022

The Catholic Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria has reached out to some vulnerable children in Benue State with a six-year full scholarship.

Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of Nigeria's Makurdi Diocese. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Crisis in Nigeria “increasingly looks like a jihad against Christians”: Catholic Bishop

Dec 19, 2021

The crisis in Nigeria seems to be a war against Christians in the West African nation, the Catholic Bishop of the country’s Makurdi Diocese has said. 

A mass burial site at Genabe village, in Makurdi- Benue State where over 80 people who were killed following an attack on 1 January 2018 on the village were buried. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Makurdi

This is “ethnic Cleansing”, Catholic Bishop Says of Killings by Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria

Oct 4, 2021

The growing attacks reportedly by armed Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria have left villages previously occupied by Christian farmers desolate, a Catholic Bishop has narrated, adding that the attacks suggest “an Ethnic cleansing agenda” in the West African country.

Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of Nigeria's Makurdi Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

In Nigeria, “silence no longer golden”, Bishop Says, Urges Citizens to Engage Government

Jul 31, 2021

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has urged the people of God in the country to engage their government on the country’s challenges, cautioning against silence amid insecurity. 

An invitation card to the 40th anniversary of the Priestly Ordination of Fr. Patrick Alumuku. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian Catholic Priest Recalls Beginnings of Four Decades of “very exciting” Ministry

Jul 2, 2021

A Nigerian Catholic Priest has, in an interview with ACI Africa, looked back at the beginnings of his Priestly ministry four decades ago, saying the decision to give his life to the service of God’s people has accorded him “very exciting” experiences.

Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of Nigeria's Makurdi Diocese during Holy Mass to officially launch the third Diocesan Synod Monday, November 9, 2020. / The Catholic Star Newspaper/Facebook Page

Synod in Nigeria’s Makurdi Diocese to "look into proper ways of evangelization": Bishop

Nov 14, 2020

The third Diocesan Synod of Nigeria’s Makurdi Diocese that kicked off over the weekend seeks to “look into” methods of sharing faith, the Local Ordinary said.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Diocese speaking during the celebration of the 90th anniversary of Holy Ghost Parish in Makurdi Diocese Sunday, November 1, 2020. / Diocese of Makurdi/Facebook Page

"Protest, talk, shout, use media, do so positively but don’t destroy": Nigerian Prelate

Nov 2, 2020

An Archbishop in Nigeria has emphasized the need for peaceful protests amid reports of looting and destruction of property in the nationwide youth-led demonstrations.

St. Peter’s Low-Level Parish in Nigeria’s Makurdi Diocese. / Makurdi Diocese/Facebook Page.

Attempt to Desecrate Recently Reconsecrated Church in Nigeria’s Makurdi Diocese Thwarted

Oct 24, 2020

A fresh attempt to desecrate St. Peter’s Low-Level Parish in Nigeria’s Makurdi Diocese was thwarted Wednesday, October 21 by security officials guarding the church.

St. Augustine Parish in Makurdi.

“Forgive us Father,” Man Begs Catholic Priest while Robbing Parish in Nigeria

Oct 6, 2020

A Priest ministering in Nigeria’s Makurdi Diocese has narrated how one of the men that robbed him in a morning raid kept asking for forgiveness for each item that was stolen.

Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of Nigeria's Makurdi Diocese.

Corruption in Nigeria “will leave country tattered if not controlled,” Bishop Cautions

Aug 26, 2020

The Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Makurdi Diocese has condemned the high level of corruption in the country saying if not addressed, the West African nation will be left “tattered” by the vice.