Nigeria Three Christians Killed in Attacks Kaduna State

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Two suicide bombers from the Boko Haram Islamist sect drove a car laden with bombs into the worship service of a Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) congregation here this morning, killing at least one Christian and injuring dozens of other church ....
Suspected Islamic extremists detonated a bomb outside a church building here on Sunday (Feb. 19), two months after Boko Haram Islamists killed 44 Christians and blinded seven in a church bombing in nearby Madalla. Sunday’s blast in Suleja, in ....
Early morning attacks in Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi state on Sunday (Jan. 22) left at least seven Christians dead and a church building destroyed.   The attack on the Evangelical Church Winning All Church 2, residents of Tafawa Balewa said, was ....
The number of Christians killed in an Islamic extremist attack here on Thursday (Jan. 5) has risen to nine, and over the weekend the same terrorist group killed at least 21 Christians in neighboring Adamawa state, sources said.   Members of ....
Unceasing, accelerating incidents of bloodshed in Nigeria topped Compass’ top 10 news stories of 2011 as Boko Haram and other Islamic extremists lashed out at Christians. Following this top news story was the assassination of Pakistan’s only ....
Sudan and northern Nigeria saw steeper increases in persecution against Christians than 48 other nations where Christians suffered abuse last year, according to an annual ranking by Christian support organization Open Doors. Sudan – where northern ....
Until last Sunday, Christmas Day, St. Theresa’s Catholic Church on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja, was just one of many branches of Christianity in the country.   An early morning suicide bomb attack by Islamic extremist group ....
Local Islamists and Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked a Christian community in Kaduna state on Monday (Dec. 19), killing five people and wounding six, area sources said, just nine days after a deadly attack on a Christian community in Kukum Gida in ....
A Muslim villager in Kaduna state allegedly helped Fulani herdsmen and other Muslims from nearby Kafanchan to ambush a Christian settlement, resulting in the death of one woman and gunshot wounds to two other Christians on Dec. 10, area sources ....
Joshua Dabo, like other young Christians in this city in central Nigeria, had dreams for his life. He had graduated from a Christian high school, Mt. Olives Secondary School, and at 31 was finally looking forward to attending university. Apart from ....
In Nigeria’s increasingly dangerous northeast, Muslim extremists in this town in Yobe state helped members of the Islamic terrorist sect Boko Haram destroy five church buildings last Saturday (Nov. 26), while previously in neighboring Bauchi state ....
Fulani Muslim herdsmen along with Muslim soldiers have killed at least 45 ethnic Berom Christians in Plateau state in the past week, Christians in this northern-central Nigerian town said.   Smaller attacks beginning on Nov. 20, reportedly ....
They stormed this town in Yobe state, northern Nigeria like a swarm of bees, and at the end of their four-hour rampage, some 150 people had been killed – at least 130 of them Christians, according to church sources.   Hundreds of people are ....
It was a few minutes before 10 at night when the staccato sound of gunfire interrupted the serene worship of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church near Zonkwa, Kaduna state. When the chaos ended, two women lay dead and 12 people were wounded. The attack by ....
Christian Mother of Five Killed   Published in 2011
Nigerian soldiers summoned to stop inter-religious fighting between Muslim and Christian youths last week shot and killed a Christian mother of five in the Yelwa area of Bauchi city, according to family and church sources. Soldiers were called in ....
Violence-weary Christians in Borno state have been further upset to learn of the murder of a Nigerian evangelist by Boko Haram less than three months after the Islamic extremist group killed a Maiduguri pastor. Already shell-shocked from attacks ....
Muslim extremists bent on ridding Nigeria’s volatile middle region of Christianity killed five Christians in Niger state on Thursday (Sept. 22) and three others the previous week in the north-central state of Kaduna, including a 13-year-old girl, ....
A rash of attacks by armed Muslim extremists on villages in Nigeria’s Plateau state in the past month have left more than 100 Christians dead, including the elimination of entire families, sources said. In a guerilla-type “hit and run” attack on ....
Armed Muslims from Niger entered Nigeria’s Kaduna state this month to help Islamists there invade Christian communities, where they killed two Christians, including a 10-year-old boy, area sources said.   In the early morning hours of Aug. ....
Muslim extremists with the alleged help of Nigerian army personnel killed 24 Christians this month in central Nigeria’s Plateau state, area sources said.   The attacks started Aug. 11 in Ratsa Foron village, where assaults that day and on ....
Security officials are trying to determine suspects and motives for two weekend bomb explosions in predominantly Muslim areas of Jos where three churches and the residences of Islamic sect leaders are located. The explosions led many Christians to ....
Members of a church in Suleja, Niger state, on the northern outskirts of this Nigerian capital city, culminated a week of fasting and prayer on Saturday (July 17) with a memorial service for three Christians killed in a bombing by an Islamist sect. ....
Christians in northern Nigeria’s Borno state, already forced to abandon worship services due to attacks by Islamic sect Boko Haram, are bracing for a massive assault to commemorate the death of the extremists group’s leader at the end of the month. ....
In a village outside this Bauchi state town in predominantly Muslim northern Nigeria, what was once a Christian community has vanished. Last March the Christian peasant farmers of Mdandi village, eight kilometers (five miles) northwest of the ....
Muslim extremists from the Boko Haram sect on Tuesday (June 7) shot and killed a Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) pastor and his church secretary in Maiduguri, in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state.   The Rev. David Usman, 45, and church ....
Christians from a local Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) congregation in this Plateau state town have been displaced after Muslim extremists set their church building and some homes on fire last month. The Rev. Ishaku Danyok of the church told ....
As she lay on the ground after being shot and then slashed with a machete, Dune James Rike looked into her husband’s tear-filled eyes and asked, “Is this the end between us, so we shall not be together again?” Pastor James Musa Rike told Compass he ....
Christian leaders have called for an investigation into political violence that targeted churches and Christian homes, with at least one clergyman saying yesterday that Islamic attacks following the election of a Christian president were ....
Christian leaders in Bauchi state said religious violence here sparked by a row over a billiards table on Jan. 27 bore signs that Muslim extremists were prepared for a large-scale slaughter of Christians. Initially authorities said only 18 people ....
Amid sectarian violence by Muslims, Christians and security forces in this capital city of Plateau state, a flash point for ethnic and religious conflict in Nigeria, scores of Christians were estimated to have been killed in the past month.   ....
Tensions continued to mount in the Christian community in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state in northern Nigeria, following the killing of a Baptist pastor and five other Christians on Christmas Eve. The Rev. Bulus Marwa and the other Christians ....
Scores of Muslim youths on Wednesday (May 19) besieged church property in Kano state in northern Nigeria, destroying two church buildings and a pastor’s residence.   One of the buildings and the pastor’s house were set ablaze on the premises ....
The killing of Christians in Jos, Plateau state in Nigeria continued over the weekend with two journalists and five other persons falling victim to Muslim youth gangs. Nathan S. Dabak, an assistant editor at a newspaper of the Church of Christ in ....
Suspected Islamic extremists last week abducted and killed a Church of Christ in Nigeria pastor and his wife in Boto village, Bauchi state in northern Nigeria.   The Rev. Ishaku Kadah, 48, and his 45-year-old wife Selina were buried on ....
Less than two weeks after a massive attack in Nigeria that killed 500 Christians, Muslim Fulani herdsmen today unleashed more horrific violence on two Christian villages in Plateau state, killing 13 persons, including a pregnant woman and children. ....
An uneasy calm prevailed in Plateau state, Nigeria today following the killing of hundreds of Christians early yesterday morning in three farming villages near Jos by ethnic Fulani Muslims. The mostly ethnic Berom victims included many women and ....
The head of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Zamfara state told Compass that he was disappointed in the lack of response by state police to recent church burnings by Muslim youths.   “It is unfortunate that there has been no ....
Two pastors and 46 other Christians have been confirmed killed in the outbreak of violence 10 days ago in Jos, Plateau state in Nigeria, according to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). In the religious clash, triggered when Muslim youths ....
Gunmen are still holding the Anglican archbishop of Benin diocese in southern Nigeria’s Edo state after abducting him on Sunday (Jan. 24). Peter Imasuen, who is also the state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), was abducted in ....
Gunshots and smoke continued to alarm residents of Jos in central Nigeria today, with the Christian community fearing further violence from Muslim youths who on Sunday (Jan. 17) attacked a Catholic church and burned down several other church ....
With 12 Christians, including three pastors, confirmed killed in rioting ignited by an Islamic sect opposed to Western education, the Christian community in northern Nigeria’s Borno state is still counting its losses. The rioting instigated by ....
LAGOS, Nigeria, Aug. 7 (Compass Direct News) – With 12 Christians, including three pastors, confirmed killed in rioting ignited by an Islamic sect opposed to Western education, the Christian community in northern Nigeria’s Borno state is still ....
Joseph YariJOS, Nigeria, December 11 (Compass Direct News) – The murderous rioting sparked by Muslim attacks on Christians and their property on Nov. 28-29 left six pastors dead, at least 500 other people killed and 40 churches destroyed, according ....
Violence Erupts in Jos   Published in 2008
JOS, Nigeria, November 30 (Compass Direct News) – Communal violence broke out in the central Nigerian city of Jos on Friday (Nov. 28) after Muslims began attacking Christians on claims of vote-tampering, leaving hundreds dead and thousands fleeing ....
Remains of gutted churchILORIN, Nigeria, September 2 (Compass Direct News) – Muslim extremists on Sunday (Aug. 31) set ablaze a church building in the Baboko area of this city in central Nigeria’s Kwara state. The Rev. Samuel Ogowole told Compass ....
Prayer rally for victimsILORIN, Nigeria, August 14 (Compass Direct News) – Blaming the death of their leader on Christian prayers, an Islamist group that launched a hate campaign in response to an evangelistic event in 2004 is reportedly attacking ....
Remains of Deeper Life Bible ChurchNINGI, Nigeria, May 19 (Compass Direct News) – Islamists under the auspices of a paramilitary force last week destroyed six churches to protest a police rescue of two teenage Christian girls kidnapped by Muslims in ....
Samuel Salifu KANO, Nigeria, May 1 (Compass Direct News) – Musa Yaro lifted his sonorous voice and read out a passage from Risalla, an Islamic publication, and then handed down his judgment: “Whoever insults our prophet, Muhammad, must die. You, ....
KANO, Nigeria, April 23 (Compass Direct News) – Hundreds of Muslims took to the streets of this northern Nigerian city on Sunday (April 20), attacking Christians and their shops and setting vehicles on fire on claims that a Christian had blasphemed ....
Pastor Jacob BakoDAWAKIN KUDU, Nigeria, March 5 (Compass Direct News) – The Kano state government has refused to grant approval to a church in this northern Nigerian town for 28 years, further emboldening area Muslims to attack it numerous times, ....
Attacked student Ahmadu InuwaSUMAILA, Nigeria, February 13 (Compass Direct News) – A policeman was killed and two Christian teenagers were injured in this town in Kano state on Friday (February 8) when Muslim high school students went on a rampage ....
Spurned Suitor Triggers Violence   Published in 2008
Refugees from violence in YanaYANA, Nigeria, February 12 (Compass Direct News) – A Muslim man’s frustrated desire to marry a young Christian woman resulted in him accusing her of “blasphemy,” triggering violence in this town in Bauchi state on ....
KANO, Nigeria, December 13 (Compass Direct News) – After the government destroyed its church building in 2001, a Church of the Brethren in Nigeria congregation bought the Bight of Benin Hotel for 5.5 million naira (US$46,610) as a place of worship. ....
Pastor Umaru Sule’s house BAUCHI, Nigeria, December 13 (Compass Direct News) – Ten persons have been killed and three churches set on fire after Muslim high school students in this northern Nigerian city began a rampage on Tuesday (December 11) that ....
KANO, Nigeria, November 30 (Compass Direct News) – Without discussion or compensation, the Kano state government has unilaterally decided to demolish four churches in this city to make way for roads and a hospital. Two Pentecostal churches and two ....
Rev. Murtala Marti DangoraKANO, Nigeria, November 28 (Compass Direct News) – A Kano state committee investigating the September 28 Muslim rioting in Tudun Wada Dankadai learned at public hearings that 19 Christians were killed, but it only reported ....
Danyaro BalaKANO, Nigeria, November 26 (Compass Direct News) – Christians said violence over elections in the Sumaila area this month included a strong religious element, with Muslims killing one Christian in an attack on a Christian settlement. ....
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, October 24 (Compass Direct News) – Asabe Ladagu, a Christian widow in this capital city of Borno state in northern Nigeria, has survived without income the past 16 months. It was that long ago, the former librarian told Compass, ....
Two Christians Murdered in Kaduna   Published in 2007
Henry Emmanuel OgbajeKADUNA, Nigeria, October 22 (Compass Direct News) – One man has been killed with a sword and another bludgeoned to death in this city in central northern Nigeria following Muslim leaders’ appeal to wage violent jihad against ....
Rev. Daniel Mbaya MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, October 10 (Compass Direct News) – Militant Islamists in this city in the northern state of Borno have sent three letters to a church warning that members would be attacked in the next few days, raising tensions ....
Chibok's daughters MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, October 9 (Compass Direct News) – It has been more than a year since Allabe Kaku Chibok lost his three daughters because he became a Christian – paradoxically, he lost custody of them only after his ....
Remnants of burned Baptist churchTUDUN WADA DANKADAI, Nigeria, October 5 (Compass Direct News) – A Muslim rampage last week in this town in the northern state of Kano resulted in the killing of 10 Christians and the destruction of nine churches, ....
Rev. Titus Dama PonaMAIDUGURI, Nigeria, September 26 (Compass Direct News) – Death threats and other dangers here drove most of the members of a church of converts from Islam to other parts of northern Nigeria – yet a fellowship remains. Of the 25 ....
Pastor Nuhu MammanKALGO, Nigeria, June 29 (Compass Direct News) – For Kebbi state pastor Nuhu Mamman, to become a Christian was to have a death sentence passed on the life he knew: converting killed his past, and his future appeared moribund as ....
KATSINA, Nigeria, April 23 (Compass Direct News) – Christians fear that persecution especially in predominantly Islamic northern Nigeria will increase following the election on Saturday of Muslim Umaru Musa Yar’Adua as president. As governor of ....
Victor Udo Usen SOKOTO, Nigeria, April 17 (Compass Direct News) – A Christian boy kidnapped in November by Muslims who intended to convert him to Islam escaped last month and has returned to his family home. After four months in captivity, ....
Muslim Extremists Set Church on Fire   Published in 2007
Rev. Rukun GaiusGOMBE, Nigeria, March 29 (Compass Direct News) – Two days after the killing of a Christian teacher in this town in northern Nigeria, Muslim extremists set fire to a church building of the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) in ....
Christianah Oluwatoyin OluwasesinGOMBE, Nigeria, March 27 (Compass Direct News) – Christianah Oluwatoyin Oluwasesin, a teacher at Government Secondary School of Gandu in this northern Nigerian town, was in high spirits last Wednesday (March 21) as ....
SOKOTO, Nigeria March 20 (Compass Direct News) – The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), one of the largest Pentecostal churches in Nigeria, is also one of the fastest growing churches in Africa. It is a cradle of miraculous healing, signs and ....
Victor Udo UsenSOKOTO, Nigeria, March 14 (Compass Direct News) – Beginning in November of last year, 13-year-old Victor Udo Usen, a member of the Christ Apostolic Church in this northern Nigeria city, went missing. On February 20, news that young ....
Pastor NuhuRev. IbrahimZARIA, Nigeria, March 7 (Compass Direct News) – Muslim students twice have set fire to a high school chapel here since it was rebuilt last August, after Islamists burned it down three years ago. In January, Islamic ....
Rev. Jerry ModiboLAFIA, Nigeria, January 15 (Compass Direct News) – As soon as Christians in this capital city of Nasarawa state tried to rebuild a Reformed Church building that Muslims burned down two years ago, more than 200 Islamists attacked the ....
Mohammed Sarajo December 12 (Compass Direct News) – Idris Aliyu received Christ’s salvation in March after reading the Gospel of Luke’s account of the resurrection. Mohammed Sarajo became a Christian after miraculous healing saved him from death. ....
Joshua LaiOctober 16 (Compass Direct News) – A Christian high school teacher at Government College in Keffi, in the northern state of Nasarawa, is on trial for blasphemy after he disciplined a Muslim student. Joshua Lai is standing trial at a ....
October 11 (Compass Direct News) – A Muslim militant Islamic leader who spearheaded religious conflict that engulfed northern Nigeria in 1984 has been sentenced to death by a high court here in the northern state of Adamawa. The Yola High Court on ....
October 9 (Compass Direct News) – Eight months after she escaped from a judgment by officials at a school of nursing she attended in Sokoto to stone her to death for “blasphemy,” Ladi Muhammed is still in hiding. The 22-year-old Christian woman told ....
Charred Ruins of St. Peter's CathedralOctober 2 (Compass Direct News) – Jummai opened her tailor’s shop on the morning of September 18 without any premonition that a crisis awaited her. Equally unsuspecting were her fellow Christians, less than 20 ....
Muslim Youths Destroy 10 Churches   Published in 2006
September 25 (Compass Direct News) – A mob of Muslim youths injured six Christians – one critically – and set fire to 10 churches last week in Dutse, capital of Jigawa state in northern Nigeria. The attacks on September 19 and 20 were sparked by ....
Francis Anche shows his scarJuly 10 (Compass Direct) – For two years Francis Yohanna Anche, 15, has been suffering from a brain injury he sustained when Muslim students in his high school in Zaria city attacked Christian students. His right hand and ....
July 6 (Compass Direct) – Church leaders here said Muslim extremists overwhelmed police officers providing refuge for an unidentified Christian woman in this town in Niger state on June 28 and stoned and clubbed her to death for doing street ....
Anthony Oga killed in 2001June 20 (Compass Direct) – For the Gangare area congregation of the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) in the central Nigerian city of Jos, the first Saturday in June brought yet another difficult day of fending off ....
May 5 (Compass Direct) – Traditional animists attacked churches in Ode-Aye town, in the southwestern state of Ondo in February and March, beating two Anglican priests into comas and destroying church property worth an estimated 6 million naira ....
Rev. Ali Buba LamidoApril 21 (Compass Direct) – The latest attack on the Rt. Rev. Ali Buba Lamido, 47, Anglican bishop of Wusasa diocese in Kaduna state, began as the past year’s previous three did: Armed men whom he believes were Muslim militants ....
April 10 (Compass Direct) – Two female Christian students remain missing after seven Muslims, also young student women, assaulted them on March 18 here at Ahmadu Bello University in Kaduna state. Dr. James KagbuThe two students were about to bathe ....
Jamila NomaApril 4 (Compass Direct) – “If you are forcing me to marry a man who is a Muslim simply because of my decision to become a Christian, then I will rather have you kill me than accept to marry this man.” These were the bitter words of ....
March 28 (Compass Direct) – Florence Chuckwu, a Christian teacher at the Government Day Secondary School in the capital of Bauchi state, went to work on the morning of February 20 with no hint that her attempt to exercise classroom control would ....
Muslim Extremists Again Attack Home   Published in 2006
Jemima (top) & Hannatu AlkaliMarch 6 (Compass) – Five years after the introduction of the sharia penal code in the northern state of Gombe, Islamic extremists have misused it to accuse a Christian of blasphemy and punish her by assaulting her ....
February 24 (Compass Direct) – Muslim rioters last night killed 10 Christians and set ablaze nine churches in Kontagora, Niger state, Christian sources said. The militants in the central Nigerian town of Kontagora joined their counterparts in ....
February 20 (compass) – Church leaders said Catholic priest Matthew Gajere and 50 other Christians were killed on Saturday (February 18) when Muslims extremists enraged by caricatures of the prophet Muhammad published in Europe burned 31 churches in ....
February 16 (Compass) – The Nigerian government last week said intelligence agents had found that Kano state in northern Nigeria was seeking foreign support to train 100 jihadists among vigilante enforcers of Islamic law. The state sought to train ....
February 14 (Compass) – School authorities closed a nursing institution here yesterday following the suspected kidnapping of a Christian student by Islamic militants on Friday (February 10). Muslims students had accused Ladi Mohammed, a female ....
John Garba DanbintaJanuary 31 (Compass) – “For your information, the state Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Sani, has ordered that your church should be demolished before his arrival in this town tomorrow. So, we shall carry out this directive tomorrow ....
Pastor Zacheous Habu Bu NgwencheDecember 12 (Compass) – For Pastor Zacheous Habu Bu Ngwenche, time is running out. In the next two weeks he may find himself back in police detention if he does not produce a convert from Islam abducted from his house ....
Salamatu HassanDecember 9 (Compass) – “If you were my daughter, I would have slaughtered you, killed you here, you bastard infidel, for turning away from Islam.” These were the words of Malam Kasimu, the uncle and guardian of 15-year-old Salamatu ....
Islam’s Power Grab in Niger State   Published in 2005
Saratu Shaba (center)November 15 (Compass) – For Ishaya Kpotun Shaba of Niger state in north-central Nigeria, the past four years have been a jumble of tears and pain. He has not set his eyes on his daughter, Saratu, since she was abducted in ....
November 1 (Compass) – Religious violence sparked by a Muslim cutting off a Christian’s hand last Wednesday (October 26) in Niger state’s Tungan Rogo village left three Christians dead and at least 13 others injured. Adams Erena, secretary to the ....
Sardauna Anaruwa Sashi October 31 (Compass) – Until earlier this year, Sardauna Anaruwa Sashi was an unwavering Muslim in Niger state, where sharia (Islamic law) has been imposed. The 30-year-old resident of Paiko came to Christ after becoming ....
Pastor Shines in the Shadow of Death   Published in 2005
Rev. Murtala Marti Dangora October 25 (Compass) – The Rev. Murtala Marti Dangora began his Christian life 25 years ago with a baptism of fire. While many people in Nigeria become Christians without difficulties, Rev. Dangora’s decision to convert ....
Rev. Murtala Marti DangoraOctober 19 (Compass) -- Muslims all over the world are observing Ramadan, a period of 40 days of fasting during daylight hours. In Nigeria’s Kano state, however, even Christian students are forced to observe Ramadan – just ....
Demolished Church October 17 (Compass) – Kano state authorities have demolished a church catering to law officers in a police barracks in the city of Kano. The Deeper Life Bible Church, located in the Kano State Police Command barrack opposite the ....
Rev. Bitrus Manjang , killed by Muslim extremists September 23 (Compass) – The causes of persecution of Christians in central Nigeria’s Plateau state are often similar to those in northern states, except that here Muslims strike with the added ....
Ahmed and Margaret AbdullahiSeptember 16 (Compass) -- His father sent him to Saudi Arabia from Nigeria when he was 3 years old to be trained as an Islamic cleric, but God had other plans for Ahmed Abdullahi. Raised in Saudi Arabia and born into a ....
July 29 (Compass) -- Church and government leaders in northern Nigeria are becoming increasingly impatient with President Olusegun Obasanjo’s failure to prevent northern states from using Islamic law (sharia) to demolish church buildings and deny ....
July 25 (Compass) -- A band of Muslim militants, which had pronounced a death sentence on a Christian family because one of its young members allegedly sold pork, has assaulted her 57-year-old father, Emma Osagie. The extremists came to the family ....
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-IwealaJune 23 (Compass) -- Nigeria has formally joined the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in spite of protests by Christian leaders, who see the move as the continuation of the Islamization of the country by Muslims, increasing the ....
June 14 (Compass) -- Christian leaders in northern Nigeria submitted a memorandum to the nation’s National Political Reform Conference on Thursday, June 9, cataloguing cases of persecution and discrimination against Christians. The National ....
June 8 (Compass) — Andrew Akume, a Christian lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria city, Kaduna state, northern Nigeria, has disappeared since the issuance of a death sentence against him. A militant Muslim group at ABU passed the ....
Abraham Adamu MisalJune 7 (Compass) -- Three students expelled for sharing the gospel in November last year say their fundamental rights as Christians were violated by the authorities of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) in the town of ....
Inside the burned sanctuaryMay 2 (Compass) -- Unidentified arsonists set fire to the Conquerors Chapel in the Hayin Banki sector of the city of Kaduna, Nigeria, on April 10, destroying the meeting place of the Word of Faith Ministries for the fourth ....
Church Forced to Move Headquarters   Published in 2005
April 26 (Compass) -- Devastation caused by religious conflict and the hostile attitude of Muslims toward Christian refugees returning to their villages in the central Nigerian state of Plateau has forced the Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) to ....
March 15 (Compass) -- Tensions have escalated sharply between the Christian community of Numan town in the northern state of Adamawa, Nigeria, and government security forces following the shooting deaths of two Christian youths. Police killed ....
March 10 (Compass) -- The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) in Bauchi re-opened on February 28 under tight security and without meeting the demands of Christian leaders who sought prosecution of the murderers of a Christian student in ....
March 4 (Compass) -- Muslim militants attacked the Christian community in Demsa village, Adamawa state, northern Nigeria, on Friday, February 4, killing 36 people, destroying property and displacing about 3,000 others. The surviving Christians have ....
February 7 (Compass) -- Judith Lan’guti, a young Christian woman in Numan, a town in the northern state of Adamawa, Nigeria, was shot dead without provocation on January 28 by soldiers who had been deployed to keep peace in the town following the ....
February 3 (Compass) -- Muslim militants pronounced a death sentence on five Christian students expelled from public schools in November for conducting an evangelistic outreach. The families of two of the students, Miss Hanatu Haruna Alkali and ....
February 3 (Compass) -- Muslim militants pronounced a death sentence on five Christian students expelled from public schools in November for conducting an evangelistic outreach. The families of two of the students, Miss Hanatu Haruna Alkali and ....
January 18 (Compass) -- Christian leaders in northern Nigeria say a report released in December by the government of Kano state grossly underreports the number of Christians killed by Muslim militants in violent attacks last year. Estimates of the ....
January 13 (Compass) -- Fresh violence broke out in the central Nigerian state of Plateau on December 29, 2004, when Muslim militants attacked the village of Gana-Ropp, killing Christian community leader Davou Bulle and critically injuring his wife ....
Sunday Nache Achi was murderedDecember 20 (Compass) — Opposition to Christian evangelism on the campuses of two Nigerian institutions of higher learning has resulted in the murder of Sunday Nache Achi, a fourth-year architectural student at Abubakar ....