Archbishop of Canterbury raises profile of Nigeria attacks as new humanitarian crisis looms

Archbishop of Canterbury raises profile of Nigeria attacks as new humanitarian crisis looms
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has challenged the British government on how much it is doing to help end violent attacks on Christians in Nigeria. His comments, made in a House of Lords debate on Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram on Tuesday (17 July), follow the publication of a . . . Read More

Nigeria: when Fulani herdsmen and farmers clash

Fulani cattle herds in Bauchi State, northern Nigeria, July 2016 (Open Doors International)
Many experts on Nigeria now believe that violence across the Middle Belt, which World Watch Monitor has reported at length, has been responsible for more deaths than Boko Haram. As Emmanuel Akinwotu wrote last year in the New Statesman, the conflict – between ‘indigenous’ settled farmers (mainly Christian) and nomadic . . . Read More

UPDATE: Five months after killing of female Nigerian preacher, suspects yet to be named

UPDATE: Five months after killing of female Nigerian preacher, suspects yet to be named
Mother of seven, Eunice Elisha, was murdered close to Nigeria’s capital, AbujaWorld Watch Monitor   Five months after the brutal murder of a 42-year-old female preacher in Kubwa, a suburb of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, the police are yet to name the perpetrators. Eunice Elisha, an indigene of Nigeria’s southern State . . . Read More

Nigerian Middle Belt state: 800+ Christians killed, 800+ injured, 100+ churches destroyed

Nigerian Middle Belt state: 800+ Christians killed, 800+ injured, 100+ churches destroyed
Nigeria’s Middle Belt is the scene of ever-continuing attacks on Christian farmers by mainly Muslim Hausa-Fulani herdsmen, including this past week where attacks have occurred in both Kaduna and Benue states. Now a recent report about another state in the Middle Belt, Nasarawa, shows that it too has been the scene . . . Read More

UPDATE: Nigerian Christians told to ‘buckle up’ after preacher hacked to death

UPDATE: Nigerian Christians told to ‘buckle up’ after preacher hacked to death
Mother of seven, Eunice Elisha, was murdered close to Nigeria’s capital, AbujaWorld Watch Monitor   A female preacher was hacked to death in the early hours of 9 July near Nigeria’s capital. Eunice Elisha, a mother of seven, had gone out to preach as was usual, her husband, Olawale Elisha, . . . Read More