JOS, Nigeria, October 4, 2021 (Morning Star News) – A kidnapped Christian in Kogi state, Nigeria was killed in a rescue operation on Saturday (Oct. 2), the same day three other Christians were killed in another attack in the state, sources said.
a JOS, Nigeria, September 28, 2021 (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen killed a Christian at a worship service in Kaduna state, Nigeria on Sunday (Sept. 26), and 30 others were slain in attacks later that night, sources said.
Nigeria’s government is considering a bill that would criminalize ransom payments for the return of abducted schoolchildren. On paper, the government condemns the practice. However, authorities regularly exchange cash for kids, making abduction a lucrative business.
The disproportionate presence of ethnic Fulani among Islamist militants wreaking havoc in the Sahel and West Africa has led to a stigmatisation of the Fulani generally, says a Protestant pastor from Burkina Faso, according to World Watch Monitor https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org
China seeks to rid itself of religion, closing churches and putting pastors in prison. Fulani herdsmen hunt for Christians in Nigeria, killing 600 in 2020 alone. As secret believers meet online, Iran’s government creates a digital chokehold.
Conditions in Nigeria worsen as terrorists’ activity continues. U.S. officials recently warned Nigeria’s government of Islamic State and al Qaeda infiltration. Africa’s most-populated nation ranks third on the Global Terrorism Index; only Iraq and Afghanistan suffer more terrorist attacks.