Nigeria
Thirty people were killed in two separate attacks carried out by armed men ahead of the New Year, in North-eastern Nigeria. 15 people were killed in a single attack which occurred on Sunday 30th, when armed men stormed a church service in Kyachi ....
UPDATE: In two separate attacks, gunmen shot and killed 12 worshippers who had gathered for Christmas-Eve services. One attack occurred in the northeaster Nigerian state of Yobe. Among the dead was the church's pastor, according to news ....
Ten people were killed and four churches burned in two separate Dec. 1 attacks in northeast Nigeria by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram Islamist group. The victims included nine Christians and one Muslim, who were killed in Kwaple ....
Amidst continuing attacks on Churches and Christian communities in Northern Nigeria, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair has launched a faith-based programme to promote religious tolerance in the country. Eleven people were ....
President Goodluck Jonathan’s commiseration visit to relatives on Oct 15th, two weeks after the murder of about 40 students from three higher education institutions in Mubi, in Adamawa state, Northern Nigeria, has failed to elucidate further the ....
'I will never forget that day'    Published in 2012
It has been nearly three months since Hannatu Dantong’s husband died. She has been surrounded by his colleagues and family during this time, but still is in a deep state of mourning.   “I find the greatest comfort in Psalm 23,” Dantong said. ....
The church is still empty. Clothes and bibles remain scattered throughout the sanctuary. Dried blood stains the floor.   One month after gunmen opened fire inside Deeper Life Bible Church in Eika-Adagu, a suburb 12 kilometers from the town of ....
Anti-Christian violence erupted yet again in Nigeria on the night of Monday, July 6. A gang of gunmen, carrying sophisticated arms, surrounded and invaded Deeper Life Church in the town of Okene, in Kogi state, in the southern region of the ....
  Gyang Dantong was killed while attending a funeral.   He was among a handful of elected members of Nigerian government attempting to bury the more than 100 Christians killed just the day before, when Muslim gunmen had rampaged through ....
In the Plateau state of central Nigeria, tensions had run high all week between ethnic Fulani, who are mainly Muslim, and ethnic Birom, mainly Christian. It was only the latest outbreak of anger in a decade-long cycle of aggression and reprisals. ....
The news is distressingly familiar: A series of attacks on African Christian communities leaves many dead or injured. On Saturday, July 7, coordinated attacks killed dozens of people in Nigeria's Plateau state. One news report claims the death toll, ....
Suspected Islamic extremists bombed three churches in Kaduna state this morning, the third consecutive Sunday that worship services in Nigeria have ended in lethal bloodshed. In a predominantly Christian area of Zaria known as Wusasa, a suspected ....
An Islamic extremist ran a car full of explosives at a Pentecostal church in this Plateau state city this morning, killing at least two Christians and injuring more than 40 others, military and police officials said. In Borno state also today, ....
Amid allegations that soldiers were responsible for at least eight of 21 deaths after the suicide bombing of two churches here on Sunday (June 3), sources told Compass that most of those injured from the blast and alleged military shooting were in ....
A suicide bomber crashed the gate of a church compound in this northern Nigerian city this morning, killing himself and at least 10 others and leaving more than 30 injured, according to eyewitnesses and officials. The Islamic extremist Boko Haram ....
In Nigeria’s Plateau state, Christian leaders said more Christians have died at the hands of Muslim extremists than the 35 that the military reported thus far in May. A Compass reporter was among a group of journalists that came under attack from ....
The Nigerian military’s discovery here of a Muslim terrorist base full of ammunition and explosives on Saturday (May 19) refutes Islamist claims that Christians have been bombing their own churches, a local pastor said. Following an intensive ....
One person was killed and nine others were injured last night after suspected Islamic extremists attacked a TV viewing center in a Christian area of Jos where a crowd had gathered to watch soccer.   At about 10:15 p.m. at the viewing center, ....
Churches celebrating Easter services were the targets of a suicide bomber who killed at least 38 people yesterday in Kaduna city in northern Nigeria, sources said. Security personnel at one of the church buildings blocked the bomber, believed to ....
Nearly seven months after their 24-year-old daughter disappeared during a wave of Islamic extremist violence here, Helen and Dakim Gyang Bot can only assume that the voice on the other end of her cell phone that told them “we have killed her” was ....
One man rendered a widower by the Islamist suicide bombing at a Catholic church on Sunday (March 11) discovered his wife had been killed only after finding her severed hand with her wedding ring on it. Another could identify his wife only by the ....
Two weeks after a suicide bomb attack by the Islamist sect Boko Haram during a church service here left at least three Christians dead, a similar blast during a Catholic Mass today killed at least three people. As in the Feb. 26 bomb blast outside ....
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 ....
Seven Christians Killed in Bauchi State    Published in 2012
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 ....
Pastor, Wife Killed in Northern Nigeria    Published in 2010
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 ....
Muslim Extremists Burn Church Building    Published in 2008
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 ....
Teacher Accused of Blasphemy Disappears    Published in 2006
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 ....
The Kano Experience: Life Under Sharia    Published in 2005
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 ....
Country Joins Islamic Development Bank    Published in 2005
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 ....
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. ....
 
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    Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every BEAST criminals (LIKE monsters, go to hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life, of his fellow man. Nigerian church tries to move on after massacre Published in 2012 Okene, September 9 (World Watch Monitor) — The church is still empty. Clothes and bibles remain scattered throughout the sanctuary. Dried blood stains the floor. One month after gunmen opened fire inside Deeper Life Bible Church in Eika-Adagu, a suburb 12 kilometers from the town of .... Gunmen attack Nigerian worship service, kill 19 Published in 2012 Okene, August 7 (World Watch Monitor) — Anti-Christian violence erupted yet again in Nigeria on the night of Monday, July 6. A gang of gunmen, carrying sophisticated arms, surrounded and invaded Deeper Life Church in the town of Okene, in Kogi state, in the southern region of the ....
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    Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle, and, over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life)! Nigerian Christians on frontline vow to stay despite 40 'barbaric' student deaths Published in 2012 Mubi, October 17 (World Watch Monitor) — President Goodluck Jonathan's commiseration visit to relatives on Oct 15th, two weeks after the murder of about 40 students from three higher education institutions in Mubi, in Adamawa state, Northern Nigeria, has failed to elucidate further the .... 'I will never forget that day' Published in 2012 Jos, October 5 (World Watch Monitor) — It has been nearly three months since Hannatu Dantong's husband died. She has been surrounded by his colleagues and family during this time, but still is in a deep state of mourning. "I find the greatest comfort in Psalm 23," Dantong said.
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    Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every BEAST criminals (LIKE monsters, go to hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life, of his fellow man. 10 killed, four churches burned in Nigeria. in 2012. Lagos, December 6 (World Watch Monitor) Ten people were killed and four churches burned in two separate Dec. 1 attacks in northeast Nigeria by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram Islamist group. The victims included nine Christians and one Muslim, who were killed in Kwaple . Nigeria -- twin suicide attacks on Kaduna church, after future Archbishop of Canterbury visits, in 2012. Lagos, November 27 (World Watch Monitor) Amidst continuing attacks on Churches and Christian communities in Northern Nigeria, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair has launched a faith-based programme to promote religious tolerance in the country. Eleven people were
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    Nigeria --- Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle, and, over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life)! Nigeria - 30 Christians killed in eve of New Year massacres Published in 2013 London, January 7 (World Watch Monitor) — Thirty people were killed in two separate attacks carried out by armed men ahead of the New Year, in North-eastern Nigeria. 15 people were killed in a single attack which occurred on Sunday 30th, when armed men stormed a church service in Kyachi .... Gunmen kill 12 Nigerian Christmas-Eve worshipers Published in 2012 Potiskum, December 25 (World Watch Monitor) — UPDATE: In two separate attacks, gunmen shot and killed 12 worshippers who had gathered for Christmas-Eve services. One attack occurred in the northeaster Nigerian state of Yobe. Among the dead was the church's pastor, according to news
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    Mauritania --- Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle, and, over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life)! Christians in Mauritania Tense after Murder of Aid Worker Published in 2009 LOS ANGELES, July 1 (World Watch Monitor) — As funeral services were held in Tennessee for Christian aid worker Christopher Leggett yesterday, tensions remained high for Christians in the capital of Mauritania, where he was slain last week. A Christian worker who works in the capital .... Christians Tense after Murder of Aid Worker Published in 2009 July 1 (World Watch Monitor) — LOS ANGELES, July 1 (Compass Direct News) -- As funeral services were held in Tennessee for Christian aid worker Christopher Leggett yesterday, tensions remained high for Christians in the capital of Mauritania, where he was slain last week.
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    Israel--- Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every BEAST criminals (LIKE monsters, go to hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life, of his fellow man. Victims of Explosion in Israel Lament Plea Agreement Published in 2012 JERUSALEM, May 31 (World Watch Monitor) — A Messianic Jewish congregation leader whose son was almost killed by a bomb planted by an ultra-right wing Jew said he feels like the Israeli criminal justice system has abandoned him. On Monday (May 28), the Jerusalem District Court approved a .... Messianic Jews Singled Out in Israeli Town Published in 2011 ISTANBUL, September 15 (World Watch Monitor) — Messianic Jews in a suburb west of Jerusalem continue to be harassed for following their faith, this time by someone anonymously placing flyers in public areas singling out members of Messianic congregations. The flyers began appearing two weeks
     
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Fresh Violence Erupts in Plateau State    Published in 2004
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 ...