Tag: Nigeria

Two suicide attacks on Nigerian church, after future Archbishop of Canterbury visits

By Open Doors News Amidst continuing attacks on Churches and Christian communities in Northern Nigeria, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair has launched a faith-based programme to promote religious tolerance in the country. Eleven people were killed and thirty others injured in two successive suicide attacks on […]

Sectarian clashes feared after suicide attack kills children, women in Nigerian church

Originally published in Christian Post At least 15 people, mostly children and women, were killed and about 150 others were injured after a suicide bomber disguising himself as a Christian attacked a large Catholic church in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna city during Sunday morning service, raising fears of renewed sectarian violence. […]

Murder of Nigerian senator,doctor and church leader a blow to reconciliation

[notice]An Open Doors News profile on Gyang Dantong and his legacy to Nigeria’s suffering church.[/notice] He was among a handful of elected members of Nigerian government attempting to bury the more than 100 Christians killed just the day before, when Muslim gunmen had rampaged through several villages in Nigeria’s central […]

Suicide bombing hits another church in Jos, Nigeria

Originally published on Compass Direct News An Islamic extremist ran a car full of explosives at a Pentecostal church in this Plateau state city yesterday morning, killing at least two Christians and injuring more than 40 others, military and police officials said. In Borno state also yesterday, gunmen reportedly killed […]