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Anti-Christian violence follows killing of Christian girl in Sokoto, Nigeria


IBishop Kukah appealed “to Christians to remain law abiding and pray for the return of normalcy and congratulates the local authorities and police for their work in dispersing the crowd before they could do further damage.”

ACN deplores murder of priest in Kaduna, Nigeria


“The increase in kidnappings, murders and general violence against civilians, including members of the Catholic clergy in many parts of Nigeria, is a scourge that is yet to be properly addressed by the local authorities,”

In Nigeria, a painful ordeal as Christian siblings are abducted by Fulani herdsmen


“Then they shot the five of us in the head at the same time. Laying there, I could hear them saying, mu kai gawan su a church, saba da susani bamu wasa! (“Let’s take the dead bodies to church so that they will take us very seriously!”).

Despite ‘furious anger,’ bishop calls for dialogue and reconciliation with Muslims in Nigeria


“I feel some furious anger, some hot anger inside me; yes, we need to be outraged by events happening in our country due to religious persecution or we will descend into total anarchy.”

In Nigeria, a priest recounts his kidnapping by Fulani herdsmen


“We were not allowed to bathe throughout our captivity. We had to urinate and defecate in the hut. We were smelling like dead bodies and the hut smelled like a mortuary.”

Three seminarians are abducted in Nigeria, freed after two days


“The kidnapping of innocent young seminarians—once again—in Nigeria is an abominable act. We appeal to the conscience of their kidnappers and urge them to release these young people.”

Leah Sharibu

Nigeria: ‘We know that Leah is alive, and we pray for her release’


“Let’s keep our fingers crossed while holding on to God in faith for divine intervention. Leah and others will be freed one day. My prayer has always been: “Lord, please make it sooner than later!”  

Church decries ‘slow genocide’ of Christians in Nigeria


“They have an agenda, which is the Islamization of this country. And they are doing that by carefully eliminating all the Christians.”

Nigeria, in grip of Islamist violence and banditry, is ‘at war’


“They came out of nowhere one morning and murdered everyone in a matter of minutes.”

Nigeria: ‘Now we are living in blood inspired by the failed promises of yesterday’


“We are men and women of faith and our response to these tragedies as Christians must be to uphold the truth. “

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