Nigeria: Seminary attacked, priest shot for ‘asking herdsmen to stop invading our school’

Nigeria: Seminary attacked, priest shot for ‘asking herdsmen to stop invading our school’
Armed men, believed to be Fulani herdsmen, yesterday (28 May) attacked a Catholic boys’ secondary boarding school in Jalingo, capital of the Nigerian central state of Taraba. A priest was shot in the leg, while valuables worth thousands of dollars were destroyed,  ‘This Day Live’ reported. The priest, named as . . . Read More

Fulani violence against Nigeria Christians hits record high

Catholics protest in Kaduna state on 22 May, 2018.
Violence attributed to militant Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria has reached a record high this year. The Governor of the central state of Benue said this week that 492 people have been killed in his state alone so far this year. Governor Samuel Ortom was speaking 22 May at the mass . . . Read More

Nigeria: 10 killed in Kogi state as herdsmen attacks move south

Nigeria: 10 killed in Kogi state as herdsmen attacks move south
At least ten people were killed as suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked Christian communities in Kogi state on Monday, 14 May. Nigeria has been plagued by violence attributed to the herdsmen, particularly in the Middle Belt and northeast. But now the violence is also affecting the predominantly Christian south states, with . . . Read More

Nigeria: Fulani herdsmen conflict has growing religious dimension – BBC

Nigeria: Fulani herdsmen conflict has growing religious dimension – BBC
Following the shooting dead of two Catholic priests and over a dozen parishioners at a church in Nigeria’s Middle Belt last month, the BBC has visited the village and spoken to survivors. Fr. Joseph Gor and Fr. Felix Tyolaha were killed during the morning Mass at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, in . . . Read More

Nigerian Christians ask UK to help bring ‘healing, forgiveness and reconciliation’

Nigerian Christians ask UK to help bring ‘healing, forgiveness and reconciliation’
Nigerian Christian leaders met with the British High Commissioner to Nigeria this week to ask for help in establishing a Truth, Peace and Reconciliation Commission to bring “healing, forgiveness and reconciliation to Nigeria”. The National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF), which met with Paul Arkwright in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on . . . Read More

Trump tells Buhari: ‘We cannot allow Christians to be murdered’

Trump tells Buhari: ‘We cannot allow Christians to be murdered’
US President Donald Trump decried the killings of Christians in Nigeria as he met with the country’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, in Washington yesterday (30 April). Nigeria has been plagued by violence attributed to Fulani herdsmen in the Middle Belt and northeast. Benue state has been particularly affected, with attacks happening . . . Read More

Nigeria: pressure on Buhari to act increases after latest massacre

Nigeria: pressure on Buhari to act increases after latest massacre
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari – criticised for his lukewarm attitude towards the Fulani herdsmen held responsible for numerous attacks in the country – has come under more pressure to take decisive action following the latest massacre at a Catholic church in the Middle Belt state of Benue. On Tuesday (24 . . . Read More

Nigerian president assures UK archbishop of efforts to secure release of Christian girl

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari received Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at Nigeria's High Commission in London on 11 April 2018. (Photo: Facebook)
Following a meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari has said his government is working “quietly” to secure the release of a teenage Christian girl kidnapped by Boko Haram. Archbishop Justin Welby, as well as Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Nigerian Archbishop Dr Josiah . . . Read More