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Student Murdered in Clash over Evangelism   Published in 2004
December 20 (Compass) -- Opposition to Christian evangelism in Nigeria has resulted in the murder of Sunday Nache Achi, a fourth-year architectural student at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in the northern city of Bauchi. University ....
December 6 (Compass) -- Christian leaders from northern Nigeria attending a two-day peace conference in the city of Kaduna blamed the politics of religious exclusiveness for the incessant violence that has claimed over 53,000 lives in the past four ....
November 30 (Compass) -- Police have arrested 10 Muslim militants in Dutse, the capital of the state of Jigawa in northern Nigeria, for perpetrating an attack on a team of Christian evangelists on November 23. The incident reportedly left two people ....
November 2 (Compass) -- Representatives of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the central state of Plateau have called on the Nigerian government to bring to an end to emergency rule imposed on the state six months ago and to restore all ....
October 13 (Compass) — Muslim militants have threatened to kill Christian nurses serving at the Federal Medical Center in the town of Keffi, in the central state of Nasarawa, unless they stop conducting Christian worship services. An undated letter ....
October 13 (Compass) — Muslim militants have threatened to kill Christian nurses serving at the Federal Medical Center in the town of Keffi, in the central state of Nasarawa, Nigeria, unless they stop conducting Christian worship services. An ....
Islamic Sect Attacks Villagers   Published in 2004
September 27 (Compass) — An Islamic militant group that has been terrorizing non-Muslim communities in northern Nigeria since the beginning of the year struck again on September 20, burning down villages, killing four policemen and kidnapping seven ....
Nigeria Stops Christian Crusade   Published in 2004
August 31 (Compass) — The state government of Kwara dispatched policemen to stop a five-day program organized by German evangelist Reinhard Bonnke after its second day on Thursday, August 19, claiming that if the meetings were allowed to continue, ....
Officials Reinstate Christian Nurses   Published in 2004
August 30 (Compass) — Nigerian officials have reinstated 11 Christian nurses at the Federal Medical Center in Azare, a town in the northern state of Bauchi, more than two years after they were fired for refusing to abide by an Islamic dress code. ....
August 11 (Compass) — Governor Alhaji Ahmed Sani of Zamfara state, who first introduced the Islamic legal system in Nigeria four years ago, is being accused by Zamfara’s Christians of religious persecution. The Zamfara state Islamic government ....
August 11 (Compass) — Governor Alhaji Ahmed Sani of Zamfara state, who first introduced the Islamic legal system in Nigeria four years ago, is being accused by Zamfara’s Christians of religious persecution. The Zamfara state Islamic government ....
July 7 (Compass) — Church leaders in the central Nigerian state of Plateau say the imposition of a state of emergency there will not bring an end to fierce religious conflict between Muslims and Christians. Rev. Alexander Lar of the Church of Christ ....
Religious Conflict Defies Solution   Published in 2004
June 16 (Compass) — Religious violence continues to plague the central Nigerian state of Plateau, despite the declaration of a state of emergency. Police authorities say Muslims now employ guerilla tactics to attack Christians. Five people died on ....
June 14 (Compass) — Violence broke out between Muslims and Christians in the town of Numan, Nigeria, on June 8, resulting in the deaths of at least nine people. Places of worship belonging to both faiths were also destroyed in the clash. The Numan ....
Muslim ‘Protest’ Turns Deadly   Published in 2004
Rev. Samson Bukar was killed Feb. 23May 13 (Compass) — On Tuesday, May 11, thousands of Muslims in the northern city of Kano took to the streets in protest against recent attacks on fellow Muslims in the town of Yelwa in nearby Plateau state. (See ....
Muslim ‘Protest’ Turns Deadly   Published in 2004
May 13 (Compass) — On Tuesday, thousands of Muslims in the northern city of Kano protested recent attacks on fellow Muslims in the town of Yelwa in Plateau state. Police officials place the death toll at 30 and say another 300 have suffered ....
May 11 (Compass) — The National Broadcasting Commission of the Nigerian government has banned television and radio broadcasts of Christian programs portraying healings and other miracles. The move has sparked a sharp debate among church leaders. ....
May 7 (Compass) — Fresh religious violence has erupted in Yelwa town in the central state of Plateau, Nigeria, two months after Muslim militants killed a pastor and 48 members of his church there on February 23. The latest Muslim-Christian clash has ....
Muslim Fanatics Burn Down 10 Churches   Published in 2004
April 8 (Compass) — Muslim fanatics burned down 10 Christian churches in the town of Makarfi in the northern state of Kaduna, Nigeria, on Saturday. Claims that a mentally retarded Christian teenager desecrated a copy of the Quran, the Muslim holy ....
April 5 (Compass) — Christian leaders have condemned Muslim fundamentalists for killing Christians and destroying churches in northern Nigeria, warning that the national government’s inability to address the violence could turn the country into a ....
Eight Pastors Killed   Published in 2004
April 2 (Compass) — Religious violence that erupted in the Nigerian state of Plateau during March has resulted in the deaths of eight pastors and 1,500 Christian believers, and the destruction of 173 churches. The Christian Association of Nigeria ....
March 15 (Compass) — Government security agents in Nigeria have reported the arrest of a Sudanese Muslim businessman who heads a Saudi Arabia-funded charity in connection with financing bloody Islamic attacks on Christians. Sheik Muhiddeen ....
March 10 (Compass) — On February 28, a Nigerian court sentenced three men to death for the December 1996 murder of Rev. Oluwatosin Olajide, pastor of the Baiyeku Apostolic Church in the Ikorodu district of Lagos. Idowu Shobowale, Kabiru Omolade and ....
March 8 (Compass) — A pastor of the Church of Christ in Nigeria and 48 members of his church were among the 200 people killed in a recent outbreak of religious violence that engulfed the central Nigerian state of Plateau. Pastor Samson Bukar and the ....
February 23 (Compass) — Muslim students at Nigeria’s Federal College of Education in the northern city of Yola burned down the home of the school’s provost, a Christian, on January 16. Sources at the college say the attack on Provost Dr. John ....
January 29 (Compass) — For the past three years, 15-year-old Helen James has lived in a refugee camp in central Nigeria following the death of her father, mother, two sisters and three brothers in religious violence that engulfed Christians in the ....
January 26 (Compass) — Christian leaders in northern Nigeria report that enforcement of the Islamic legal code known as sharia is continuing despite protests and drastically impinges on the religious liberty of Christians. According to reports, 23 ....
(Compass) -- Muslim extremists burned down 10 churches and over 100 church-owned properties in November during unprovoked attacks against Christians in the town of Kazaure. According to Rev. Umaru Dutse, Chairman of the Jigawa state chapter of the ....
(Compass) -- Police and military units in the northeastern state of Yobe, Nigeria, ended a violent attempt last week by Muslim militants to carve out an Islamic Republic there. Extremists allegedly affiliated with the Taliban movement in Afghanistan ....
Security Forces Raid Muslim Militants   Published in 2003
(Compass) -- In the pre-dawn hours of December 18, a combined team of army, air force and police personnel stormed a Muslim militant stronghold in the city of Jos, Nigeria, to pre-empt extremist attacks on Christians during the Christmas holidays. ....
(Compass) — Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a U.K.-based Christian human rights organization, is seeking the reinstatement of 11 Christian nurses in Nigeria fired for refusing to change their nurses’ uniforms for Islamic dress. The 11 nurses lost ....
(Compass) — Hundreds of Muslim extremists in Nigeria unleashed violence on the Christian community at the University of Maiduguri on the first weekend of November. The Saturday and Sunday attacks left three Christian students dead and at least 20 ....
(Compass) — Mobs of Muslim fundamentalists rampaged through the town of Kazaure in the northern state of Jigawa, Nigeria, on November 19, burning 11 churches to the ground and destroying Christian homes and businesses. Thousands of Christians have ....
(Compass) —Violent clashes between Muslim and Christian students at educational institutions across Nigeria have increased, with the latest incident occurring at Ahmadu Bello University in Kaduna state. A female Christian student was attacked and ....
(Compass) — A Muslim convert to Christianity narrowly escaped death when he was attacked by a Muslim fanatic on September 15 in the city of Jos, central Nigeria. “It was around 5 p.m. on Monday in my store,” Mr. Lucky Kadri told Compass from his ....
(Compass) — Nigeria is feeling pressure from human rights organizations and the international community to review the death penalty law, according to the justice minister, Akinlolu Olujimi. The ensuing debate has degenerated into a verbal war ....
(Compass) — Authorities of Kumbotso local government council in the state of Kano, Nigeria, have banned Christian worship, a decision that has heightened tensions between Muslims and Christians in the area. “This directive for Christians not to ....
(Compass) — Three years into the implementation of the Islamic legal code known as sharia, Christian leaders in northern Nigeria say that Muslim-controlled states are using the law to persecute Christians. In the state of Niger, five Christian women ....
(Compass) — Over 100 well-armed Muslim militants swarmed into three Christian villages in northern Nigeria on August 25. Seven people were reportedly killed, 30 homes burned and 140 families displaced in the 8 p.m. invasion. The attack on Pamadu, ....
Two Catholic Priests Assassinated   Published in 2003
(Compass) — Two priests of the Roman Catholic Church have been assassinated in southeastern Nigeria. According to a statement issued by the Roman Catholic Secretariat of the Nigerian Catholic Church in Lagos, Father Patrick Ekwuno of Awka Diocese ....
(Compass) — A prominent Christian monarch in southwest Nigeria has been dethroned for his refusal to participate in an animist religious festival. King Oba Samuel Adara Aderiye of Ode Ekiti was nearly lynched when adherents of the cult of Semuregede ....
Muslim-Christian Tensions Simmer   Published in 2003
(Compass) — Evidence of rising political and religious tension recently surfaced in Africa’s most populous nation. On August 4, armed men disguised in pastoral robes forced their way into the residence of Monsignor Obiora Ike, vicar general of the ....
(Compass) — The government of the Nigeria state of Kaduna has released nearly $10 million as compensation for Christian churches and Muslim mosques destroyed in last year’s religious riots. According to state accountant-general Malam Ya’u Shehu, the ....
(Compass) — Muslim fundamentalists attacked the Christian communities of Galadum and Wahim in the Langtang area of Plateau state, killing one person, burning churches and houses and driving off a total of 300 head of cattle. Mr. Nandan Bako, a ....
(Compass) — A tragic burst of ethnic violence between Ijaw and the Itsekiri tribal groups in the town of Koko, Nigeria, claimed the lives of four young children of a Foursquare Gospel pastor. Pastor Matthew Omodion was at his church on the day Ijaw ....
Religious Violence Claims 10 Lives   Published in 2003
(Compass) — Religious violence broke out on June 9 in Numan, a town in the northern state of Adamawa. Clashes between Muslims and Christians left 10 people dead and places of worship destroyed, following the murder of a Christian evangelist at the ....
Justice Minister Critical of Sharia   Published in 2003
(Compass) — In his final public speech before leaving office last month, Nigeria’s outgoing Minister of Justice expressed disapproval of sharia, the Islamic justice system implemented in some northern states, describing the law as “procedurally ....
Muslim Terrorists Invade Village   Published in 2003
(Compass) — In the early hours of May 9, some 200 Muslim terrorists invaded the villages of Shirlur and Dadinkowa in Plateau state, raping women, setting houses ablaze and leaving four people dead. Community leader Nantur Zhingven was the first ....
Plots Against Christians Uncovered   Published in 2003
(Compass) — Security agents in Lagos have uncovered a document outlining plans by an extremist Muslim sect to attack Christians while they worship. A one-page letter circulated by members of the Youth Forum Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) disclosed ....
(Compass) — The governor-elect of the state of Kano in northern Nigeria has disclosed that his administration will implement Islamic law with a human face. Alhaji Ibrahim Shekarau, a Muslim elected in the April 19 gubernatorial elections, said his ....
(Compass) — A zealous Christian preacher and six members of his family died in a house fire on April 22, which Christian leaders believe Muslim militants deliberately set. Sunday Madumere and his family were asleep when flames engulfed their home, ....
Schools Remain a Battleground   Published in 2003
(Compass) — A magistrate court in Nigeria’s southwestern state of Oyo arraigned 24 Muslim militants over a recent attack on Christian schools in Ibadan city. The militants were demanding that all female students wear the hijab, a Muslim head ....
Army Uncovers Arms Smuggling   Published in 2003
(Compass) -- In early February, a Nigerian Army unit intercepted a shipment of weapons in Plateau state apparently intended for use by militant Muslims in attacks against Christians. Engulfed in religious conflicts between Muslims and Christians ....
Religious Conflict Invades Education   Published in 2003
(Compass) -- Religious tension between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria has moved to yet another social arena: education. On February 19, Muslim extremists attacked Christian mission schools in the city of Ibadan, injuring hundreds of students and ....
Religious Violence Erupts Again   Published in 2003
(Compass) -- Religious violence erupted last month in the Nigerian state of Plateau. Residents of predominantly Christian communities in the Langtang district attacked Takbam, Takalafiya and Mabudi villages in retaliation for earlier Muslim ....
Christian Retaliation Increasing   Published in 2003
(Compass) -- Seventeen Christians from various church denominations in Aba, a city in Nigeria’s southern Abia state, were arrested in late January over reprisal attacks on Muslims. Sources said Christians were reacting to “incessant” assaults on ....
(Compass) — On December 14, officers from the Nigeria federal police force killed four Catholic Christians and injured eight others as the group was returning home on a bus from a crusade and all-night prayer vigil. Charity Chukwu, 18, one of the ....
(Compass) — Seven persons died and five others suffered injuries in a clash between Muslim nomads and Christian peasant farmers in two villages in northern Nigeria. The December 13 violence occurred when Muslim Fulani nomads allowed their cattle to ....
One Church Burned, Another Rebuilt   Published in 2003
(Compass) — Muslim militants armed with guns, clubs, machetes and bows and arrows attacked Christian residential areas in the city of Bauchi on December 26 as Christmas celebrations in the city were concluding. Attackers chanted “Allahu Akbar” (God ....
(Compass) — Ninety-one Christians were jailed by the government of Niger state for alleged violations of sharia, or Islamic law. Alhaji Mohammed Bida, chairman of the state’s Islamic enforcement board, stated that 182 police operations were carried ....
(Compass) — At least 250 people have been killed, 200 others wounded and 26 Christian churches burned to the ground by Muslim extremists protesting a Nigerian newspaper article they claim blasphemed the prophet Mohammed. Muslims, angered by a ....
Muslim Extremists Pressure Christians   Published in 2002
(Compass) — Leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in southwest Nigeria have denounced incessant attacks by Muslim extremists on the churches in the area. “The clergy and Christians in Ikota Estate area are increasingly under ....
(Compass) — Twenty Christian students have been confirmed dead and 50 others injured following a bloody clash with Muslim schoolmates at the Federal College of Education in the city of Zaria, northern Nigeria. Police detained eight people in ....
(Compass) — A judicial body in Katsina state, northern Nigeria, has revealed that justices appointed to courts that try cases involving sharia, the Islamic legal system, are not qualified for the job. Alhaji Mohammed Sabiu Jibya, Chairman of the ....
State Government Demolishes Churches   Published in 2002
(Compass) — State officials in Borno, northern Nigeria, have demolished churches in the capital city of Maiduguri and plan to demolish more, claiming that the buildings infringe on city development ordinances. Christian leaders said that the church ....
(Compass) — Political and religious leaders in Nigeria continue an intense debate over the Islamic law of sharia, implemented by 12 of the country’s 36 states. Some Muslim politicians appear to agree with Christian leaders that the imposition of ....
Police Crack Down on Militants   Published in 2002
(Compass) — Plateau state police arrested a Muslim who has been financing attacks against unarmed Christian villagers during the religious conflict that has engulfed northern Nigeria. Alhaji Damina Iya was arrested in the village of Laka on ....
(Compass) -- Twenty-one Christians, including three ministers, are facing prosecution for their part in helping police in southeastern Nigeria expose a cult that has murdered more than 32 persons. Officials have charged the defendants with ....
(Compass) -- Evidence that the Islamic government of Zamfara state in northern Nigeria is stockpiling arms is causing a mass exodus of Christians, who see the move as preparation to wage full-scale jihad (religious war) against them. “The situation ....
(Compass) -- The government of Kano state in northern Nigeria has apparently decided to continue its policy of church demolition until only fifty percent of the existing Christian congregations remain in the state. On August 13, government officials ....
(Compass) — Some 500 persons died in an outbreak of violence between Muslims and Christians in Wase, a town in Plateau state in northern Nigeria. Prominent Christian leaders Vincent Lar, Gabriel Kumdum, and Tsaih Bakinrijia, a former police chief, ....
(Compass) — In a controversial step, the governor of the northern state of Zamfara, Ahmed Sani, a Muslim, announced the enforced use of the Arabic language by all residents of the state, including Christians. Sani, who introduced the Islamic legal ....
(Compass) — The Nigerian Anglican Church condemned the Kaduna state government in northern Nigeria for the incessant religious conflicts between Muslims and Christians that have threatened peaceful co-existence in the state. The church also ....
Islamic Extremists Kill a Christian   Published in 2002
(Compass) — A Christian policeman was killed on June 6 by Muslim extremists in Katsina state in northern Nigeria after he warned an Islamic preacher to stop inciting Muslims against Christians. While preaching to a crowd at the Batsari market, the ....
Christians Face a Variety of Problems   Published in 2002
(Compass) - Religious and ethnic violence between Muslims and Christians continued in May and June, and tensions increased in several states over the use of Islamic law. On May 2 in Jos, Plateau state, 100 persons were feared dead when Muslims and ....
(Compass) - Two Nigerian Muslims who converted to the Christian faith in Mada village of northern Nigeria’s Zamfara state are missing, possibly at the hands of Muslim fundamentalists seeking to kill them for changing their faith. Former Muslims ....
(Compass) - Government officials demolished 11 churches in April. The government claims the three churches demolished in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital territory, did not meet the required building standards, although the pastor of one church stated that ....
(Compass) - Muslim leaders aim to eradicate Christianity in northern Nigeria, says Nigeria’s Defense Minister, Lt. General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma. Danjuma told a gathering of the Northern (Nigeria) Christian Elders Forum on April 20 that ....
(Compass) - Pope John Paul II urged leaders of Nigeria’s Catholic Church to resist attempts by Muslim fundamentalists to impose Islam on the country. The pope’s comments came on April 20 while receiving a group of visiting Nigerian priests in Rome. ....
Islamic Law Declared Unconstitutional   Published in 2002
(Compass) - Nigeria’s Justice Minister, Kanu Agabi, declared in a March 18 letter that the Islamic legal system now in operation in 12 northern states was illegal and unconstitutional. “A court which imposes discriminatory punishments is ....
State Bans House Churches   Published in 2002
(Compass) - Nigeria’s Lagos state has outlawed the use of residential buildings as house churches, and new church building projects must secure governmental approval. Churches were informed on March 27 that failure to adhere to these measures would ....
(Compass) - Nigeria’s Kano state government closed 24 Christian schools because of their refusal to provide Islamic religious studies as part of their curricula. An educational task force was set up by the state government to enforce the ....
(Compass) - Fourteen Christians were killed in Enugu city in southeastern Nigeria on Thursday, March 7, when suspected government agents stormed a crusade ground in an alleged attempt to kill a Catholic priest who has been critical of government ....
Christian Schools Closed   Published in 2002
(Compass) - The Kano state government in northern Nigeria has closed 122 Christian schools, claiming that the schools were operating illegally. Mohammed Tahir Adamu, special adviser to the Kano state governor on Islamic Affairs, denied on February ....
(Compass) - The leader of a Christian organization said on February 23 that Christians in northern Nigeria had become an “endangered species,” citing incessant killings, attacks and destruction of their property. “Christians in northern Nigeria have ....
State Government Closes Two Churches   Published in 2002
(Compass) - The government of Zamfara state in northern Nigeria, which was the first to introduce the Islamic legal system, is saying there are too many churches, and some must be demolished. Two churches were closed in January in Zamfara - the ....
(Compass) - Christian leaders in Nigeria continue to reject what they say is a Taliban brand of Islam that is being forced on all religions despite claims it will only affect Muslims. Rev. Henry Ndukuba, Anglican bishop of Gombe Diocese in northern ....
(Compass) - The Commission of Inquiry instituted by the Kaduna state government to investigate the causes of religious riots that rocked the state in February and May last year has recommended the arrest of several top Christian leaders. The ....
(Compass) - More people die each week in Nigeria as violent conflicts over Islamic law and anti-American sentiment threaten to destabilize large areas of Africa’s most populous country. A security agencies’ report said more than 2,000 persons were ....
State Rejects Islamic Law   Published in 2001
(Compass) - The government of central Nigeria’s Plateau state, which recently experienced violent clashes between Muslims and Christians, has renounced the politicization of religion and vowed never to implement sharia, or Islamic law. Governor ....
Death Toll Rises In Jos Riots   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Students at the University of Jos announced on September 30 the death of two Christian lecturers and 22 Christian students killed during mid-September riots that engulfed this central Nigerian city. Student leaders said academic ....
(Compass) - Persons believed to be Islamic fundamentalists burned three churches in Kaduna city of northern Nigeria on October 6. “It was due to the quick intervention of some Christian residents in the area who alerted security agents at midnight ....
(Compass) - Muslim protestors demonstrating against the U.S. bombardment of Afghanistan attacked and killed about 200 Christians from the Christian community in Kano city from Friday, October 12, through Monday, October 15. Five churches were ....
(Compass) - The religious conflict that engulfed two local government areas of Bauchi state in northern Nigeria during the past two months has resulted in the deaths of more than 200 Christians. The conflict escalated in September when Muslim ....
Arrests Made In Riots   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Three Muslim militants who allegedly wore military uniforms and used military weapons to kill Christians in the central Nigerian city of Jos have been arrested. Mid September clashes between Christians and Muslims left at least 500 dead ....
(Compass) - Nigeria’s presidential constitutional review committee has advised the federal government to halt the adoption of Islamic law, or sharia, in the northern states. Section 10 of the 1999 constitution - which prohibits the adoption of any ....
State Demolishes Churches   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Christian leaders in Kano state, northern Nigeria, said the state government demolished seven churches, set ablaze six churches, and forced several others to close, all during September. Many church leaders said the September 7-17 ....
Five Christian Students Killed   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Five Christian students died during a clash between Muslim and Christian students of the Kaduna State Polytechnic University in Zaria city in northern Nigeria. The conflict broke out on Monday, August 27, during students’ union elections ....
(Compass) - The Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) has accused the government of Bauchi state in northern Nigeria of using Muslim mercenaries to attack Christians in Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro local government areas, which are mainly inhabited by ....
Thirty Killed in Religious Conflict   Published in 2001
(Compass) - At least 30 Christians were killed during a June outbreak of violence between Muslims and Christians in areas of northern Nigeria’s Bauchi state. More than 158 Christian-owned houses were burned, along with two churches and a Bible ....
Christian Preacher Killed   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Evangelist James Abdulkarim Yahaya, a popular Nigerian Christian preacher, was killed on August 6 by men suspected to be Muslim fundamentalists. Yahaya was murdered in the Kado area of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, when four well-armed ....
(Compass) - Twenty church buildings were demolished July 6-13 in Kano city of northern Nigeria by the Kano State Environmental Planning and Protection Agency (KASEPPA) after the agency claimed the churches failed to comply with environmental laws. ....
(Compass) - Religious violence continues to escalate in northern Nigeria as Christians feel increasingly marginalized by the implementation of Islamic (sharia) law. Ten persons were killed in Kaduna state during violent clashes on June 30 between ....
(Compass) - Nigeria’s Catholic Church has sent a «Save Our Soul» order to all its parishes to raise funds to support Christians in northern Nigeria who are facing persecution. «The aim is to raise funds for the education of the unfortunate brethren ....
Christians Challenge Islamic Law   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Three Christian leaders of the Hausa and Fulani ethnic groups in northern Nigeria’s Zamfara state are challenging the legality of the adoption and implementation of the Islamic legal system. The Christian leaders claim that the state ....
More Than 200 Churches Destroyed   Published in 2001
(Compass) - A total of 294 churches have been burned in Kaduna city of northern Nigeria during Muslim-Christian clashes since the Kaduna state government decided to adopt and implement the Islamic legal system last year. The violence has also left ....
(Compass) - The Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) disclosed that 89 of its members, including five pastors, were killed during the sharia-induced riots in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state. Riots broke out in March and May last year, leading to ....
Churches Burned in Gombe State   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Two churches and a mosque were burned to ashes after a riot broke out on May 22 in Kumo town of Gombe state in northern Nigeria following the introduction of two sharia (Islamic law) bills to the state House of Assembly. Both bills seek ....
Churches Must Relocate   Published in 2001
(Compass) - The Katsina state government in northern Nigeria has directed churches in Katsina city, the state capital, to relocate or face demolition, reported Anglican bishop James Kwasu. Church leaders have been told to relocate to a designated ....
Five Christians on Trial   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Five Nigerian Christians - two Anglican priests and three church members - are currently facing trial for assisting two Christian girls who escaped from arranged marriages. The teenage girls were to be forcefully married to Muslims by ....