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

African mission leader searches for positives despite deadly surge of jihadist violence

African mission leader searches for positives despite deadly surge of jihadist violence
Attacks attributed to radical Islamic groups are happening on a weekly, or even daily, basis in Africa, posing security concerns across a vast swathe of the continent. The phenomenon has dramatically affected Church activities in various regions. But Rev. Reuben E. Ezemadu, Coordinator of the Movement for African National Initiatives . . . Read More

UPDATE: Kidnapped German archeologists freed; no ransom paid

UPDATE: Kidnapped German archeologists freed; no ransom paid
In the village of Goska, houses were destroyed, churches burnt and shops vandalised in a December attack.World Watch Monitor   UPDATE (27 Feb): Two German archaeologists kidnapped in Nigeria’s north-western state of Kaduna were freed on Saturday (25 Feb). Peter Breunig and Johannes Buringer were taken by gunmen on 22 . . . Read More

At least 26 killed, despite increased Nigerian Army presence in S. Kaduna

At least 26 killed, despite increased Nigerian Army presence in S. Kaduna
UPDATE¬†(22 Feb): Heavily-armed Fulani herdsmen carried out raids on communities in Kaduna State, central Nigeria, on 19 and 20 February, destroying homes and claiming at least 26 lives, including two policemen. According to CSW, hundreds of militiamen reportedly descended on Bakin Kogi in the Kaninkon Chiefdom of Jema’a Local Government . . . Read More

Former Nigerian Governor allows ‘under-age’ marriage loophole into Constitution

Former Nigerian Governor allows ‘under-age’ marriage loophole into Constitution
The first Governor to introduce sharia law into a Nigerian State (Zamfara, in 2000), now a Senator, has succeeded in stopping the removal of a clause from Nigeria’s Constitution, which critics say remains a loophole through which marriage of under-age girls remains possible under sharia law. It happened during the . . . Read More