Nigerian Christians refute claims herdsmen killings were retaliatory, as Plateau violence reaches new peak

Nigerian Christians refute claims herdsmen killings were retaliatory, as Plateau violence reaches new peak
In central Nigeria, clashes between predominantly Christian farmers and mainly Muslim Fulani herdsmen reached another peak in Plateau over the weekend, as suspected herdsmen went on a killing spree in a dozen villages, leaving scores dead. Early reports suggested that 86 people were killed, but local sources contacted by World . . . Read More

Corruption threatening Nigeria, not religion

Nigeria’s major problem is neither ethnic nor religious but corruption, which has remained endemic and entrenched, said President-elect Muhammadu Buhari. Nigeria’s Christians, especially those in the troubled northeast, have expressed concerns over the election of the former military ruler, who once endorsed the full implementation of sharia (Islamic law) throughout . . . Read More

Nigerians, fearing election violence, forfeit vote to move to other end of country

Nigerians, fearing election violence, forfeit vote to move to other end of country
Ahead of Nigeria’s general elections on 28 March, hundreds of people, fearful of election violence, have fled back to their place of origin, World Watch Monitor has been told. The election was originally scheduled for 14 February, before being postponed to the March date for security reasons. Take for example . . . Read More