Nigeria

Newly Released ISIS Video Depicts Execution of Nigerian Christians

This post was originally published on this site05/19/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) –  On May 12, 2022, ISIS released a video via a news outlet of the execution of twenty Nigerian Christians in the northeast Nigerian state of Borno. The video, though it was published by ISIS, involved militants belonging to the Islamic State affiliate…

Three Churches Attacked and Looted in Northern Nigeria

This post was originally published on this site05/17/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) On May 14, 2022, protestors attacked and looted three churches and other Christian-owned stores in northern Nigeria. The three churches damaged by the protestors were the Holy Family Catholic Cathedral, St. Kevin’s Catholic Church and Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA). The churches are…

Islamic Cleric Defends the Killing of Christian Student: “Here we Kill”.

This post was originally published on this site05/16/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – An Islamic cleric in Northern Nigeria has defended the brutal murder of Deborah Emmanuel, a 25-year-old Christian student who was fatally beaten and burned on May 12th. Deborah was falsely accused of blaspheming the prophet Muhammad because she refused a date from a…

Nigeria: Muslim College Student Mob Beats, Burns Christian to Death over Alleged 'Blasphemy'

A mob of Muslim students at a college in northern Nigeria beat a fellow student to death and burned her corpse on campus on Thursday after accusing the woman of “blasphemy” against Islam for allegedly suggesting her peers stop posting religious content on a student-run instant messaging group, the Nigerian online newspaper the Paradise News reported on Friday.

Nigeria is World’s Scariest Country to be a Christian

This post was originally published on this site05/14/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – At least 896 civilians have been killed in violent attacks in Nigeria during the first three months of 2022. This, according to Open Doors, includes hundreds of Christians who were murdered because of their faith.  Open Doors is a non-denominational organization supporting…

Female Student Murdered, Body Burned by Classmates in Nigeria

This post was originally published on this site Mob Attack Spurred by Supposedly Blasphemous WhatsApp Message  05/12/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Deborah Emmanuel, a 25-year-old Christian student at the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Nigeria’s Sokoto State, was fatally beaten and her body was burned earlier today, May 12. Her classmates were incensed…

Militants Kill Eight in Attack on a Christian Village

This post was originally published on this site05/10/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – On the evening of May 3, militants affiliated with the group Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) launched an attack on a Christian village in northeastern Nigeria. Eight people were reportedly killed in the violence, with many more still missing.   In the…

Nigerian Senate Threatens Parents of Kidnapped Children

This post was originally published on this site05/07/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Last month, the Nigerian Senate passed a bill criminalizing the families of kidnapped persons and threatening them with a minimum of fifteen years in prison for paying a ransom to rescue a kidnapping victim. The bill also imposed the death penalty for…

Fulani Militants Kill Eight Christians in Nigeria

This post was originally published on this site A mass grave was dug for the victims of the violent attack on May 5. Attack Unfolds Despite Early Warning to Military 05/06/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Fulani militants attacked Nigeria’s Chinke community of Kwall District on Thursday night, May 5, killing at least eight Christians…

U.S. Government Commission Again Criticizes State Department Decision to Take Nigeria Off CPC List

This post was originally published on this site05/05/2022 United States (International Christian Concern) – As it has every year since 2009, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) earlier this month recommended that the U.S. Department of State designate Nigeria a Country of Particular Concern (CPC). This designation is required for countries that engage…

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