Tag: Nigeria

Christians in Nigeria: ‘Our blood will speak of Christ’

Originally published in CBN. 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 […]

Nigeria: Christians back emergency rule

Originally published in allAfrica.com Last week’s declaration of a state of emergency in three states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe has received the official endorsement of the umbrella body of Christians across the country, especially from among the most affected faithful in the troubled region, reports Sam Eyoboka . In […]

Nigeria: militants step in to ‘protect’ Christians as west turns blind eye

[notice]As attacks on Christians in Nigeria intensify, internal forces want to take matters into their own hands. But this could have disastrous consequences, says a report published in INContext Ministries’ World In Motion, Issue 75.[/notice] Since Nigeria’s government has proved itself incapable of protecting the country’s Christians, the militant Movement for the […]

Goodluck Jonathan’s amnesty gamble

If Boko Haram is granted pardon, will justice be done? Will Christians in Nigeria be safe? By World Watch Monitor A month ago, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said he would not negotiate with the militant Islamic sect Boko Haram because they were “ghosts,” faceless adversaries who would not step forward. […]