Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Ambush, Kill Nine Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

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(Morning Star News) – Nine Christians were buried in north-central Nigeria yesterday after Muslim Fulani herdsmen ambushed and killed them earlier this week, sources said. The victims, all members of the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN), were buried after a funeral service in Plateau state’s Riyom Local Government Area. They were killed, and three others seriously injured, on Tuesday (Nov. 7) evening at about 7:30 p.m. in Rim village as they returned from a …

More than 48 Christians Killed in Kaduna, Nigeria Massacres

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Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed more than 40 Christians in an attack in this town in northern Nigeria on Saturday (Oct. 15) and left another eight dead in an assault three weeks earlier, area leaders said. Besides the eight slain on Sept. 24-26 in Godogodo, a predominantly Christian community in Kaduna state, the Muslim Fulani herdsmen also wounded eight Christians by gunshot and machete cuts, the leaders said. Godogodo residents said that …

Syrian Christians (Assyrians) Hold Combined Funeral For Martryed Killed By ISIS Bombing

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Dec 10, 2015: (Voice of the Persecuted)  Three car bombs exploded in the Assyrian town of Tel Tamar in the Hassaka province of Syria on Thursday. The blast killed 50-60 people and wounded 100. At least 4 Assyrians were killed. According to the AINA, the attacks were in heavily populated areas, including a marketplace and near a hospital, leading to the massive civilian toll. ISIS has since confirmed its responsibility for the bombs saying they targeted Kurdish bases, …

Update: Death toll rises to 168 –Massacre of Christians in North Nigeria (Gwoza

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By Our Nigerian Foreign Correspondent (Voice of the Persecuted) The death toll in the bloody attack on the Christian community continues to rise this morning. As of 4th June 2014, a reliable source who went to Attagara reconfirmed the number of casualties stating that an additional 88 bodies were found, bringing the total to 168 casualties. “I counted the corpses with my hands”, he said. Most of them were children and youths. Another source gave some information on the figures. 52 …

Islamic Militants Kill 80 Christians in Bloody Attack in Nigeria

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3 June 2014 (Voice of the Persecuted) Our Nigerian correspondent has confirmed another brutal attack by Boko Haram Islamic militants near the Cameroon border. They invaded Attagara village in Gwoza, a Local Government of Borno State killing over 80 Christians. The insurgents came in military Helux, disguised as Nigerian Military. They called the Christians to the church premises where over 45 Christians assembled, believing they were military personnel. Unfortunately all were killed at the church compound. According …

Suicide Bombing Hits Christian Pocket of Kano, Nigeria

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May 19, 2014 (Morning Star News) – Christian sources said an apparent suicide bombing in a Christian area of northern Nigeria’s city of Kano Sunday night (May 18) killed about 20 people, more than the police tally of five. The police death toll for the bombing at about 10 p.m. includes the bomber. The Rev. Murtala Marti of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Kano told Morning Star News by phone that about 20 people were …

Nigerian Christians: ‘Our Blood Will Speak about Christ’

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In Nigeria, Christians in the Muslim-majority North have been the targets of relentless deadly attacks by Islamic extremists. More than 200 pastors in the Northeastern Borno state have either fled, closed their churches, or have been murdered by the militant Islamic group Boko Haram. Christian leaders who remain have committed to fasting and praying for the region one week each month. “We have to stay and uphold the name of Christ in this state,” one …

War On Christians, Those Martyred Doubled in 2013

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An annual survey reported cases of Christians killed for their faith around the world doubled in 2013 from the previous year. Syria had the highest number of deaths, more than the entire global total in 2012. In the list of killings, Syria was followed by Nigeria with 612 cases last year after 791 in 2012. Pakistan was third with 88, up from 15 in 2012. Egypt ranked fourth with 83 deaths after 19 the previous …