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Christian Clerics Endangered in Nigeria
Latest news · 05. August 2022
On July 15, Father Chietnum John Mark was added to the rapidly growing list of Christian priests and pastors who have been kidnapped or murdered by jihadists and criminal gangs in Nigeria. He and Fr. Donatus Suleiman were kidnapped in Kaduna state. Fr Donatus was lucky to escape, but Fr. Chietnum was murdered on the day he was kidnapped. His decomposing corpse was discovered four days later.

Terrorists threaten to marry off Christian women kidnapped in Kaduna State
Latest news · 28. July 2022
Christians in Nigeria’s Kaduna State are worried 21 women kidnapped by suspected Islamist militants from the southern village of Kasan Kogi on 21 June 2022 might never return, writes Masara Kim.

VIDEOS: Nigerians speak out at London Religious Freedom Ministerial
Latest news · 20. July 2022
"Stop protecting the interests of the powerful in Nigeria! Don't empower them to do evil!" Nigerian advocates for peace and religious freedom travelled to London in July to make their voices heard at the 2022 International Ministerial Conference for Freedom of Religion and Belief.

Weeks of bloody attacks in Nigeria’s Kaduna State drive Christians from their homes
Latest news · 05. July 2022
Close to 40 people were killed in attacks in June 2022 in the Kajuru Local Government Area of southern Kaduna State, writes Masara Kim. More than 60 other residents were kidnapped during the attacks, which both occurred on a Sunday morning during church service.

WATCH: "Nigeria's Middle Belt is the barometer"
Latest news · 01. July 2022
On June 28, CSI's Joel Veldkamp appeared on a panel with Baroness Caroline Cox and Rev. Hassan John, and spoke about the complicity of the Nigerian government in the ethnic cleansing of indigenous Christians in Nigeria's Middle Belt. He challenged the US and UK government to make their commitments to "religious liberty" serious by using their relationships with the Nigerian government to stop the killings. Watch Veldkamp's talk, and the whole panel, here.

Inside the Catholic Church where worshippers were murdered in cold blood
Latest news · 08. June 2022
NOTICE: This article contains disturbing photos and graphic descriptions of violence. On 5 June 2022, scores of people were murdered by gunmen at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Owo, deep in Nigeria's normally-peaceful Southwest. Amaka Okoye visits the site of the Owo Pentecost Massacre, and speaks with victims, eyewitnesses and survivors of the attack. They recount the incident with vivid horror.

Dozens feared dead after terrorists attack a church in southwestern Nigeria during Pentecost Mass
Latest news · 07. June 2022
Terrorists suspected by locals to be Fulani militiamen attacked a church in Ondo State, southwestern Nigeria, on 5 June, Pentecost Sunday, killing dozens of worshippers and injuring several others, local media report. The attack took place at St Francis Catholic Church in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State during a Pentecost Sunday worship service.

The government has turned its back on us, say victims of Kaduna attacks
Latest news · 02. June 2022
Kaduna State, located in the northwest of Nigeria and with a population of 12 million people, has seen a dramatic rise in violent incidents in the past year, including attacks by armed groups, banditry, wanton kidnappings and abductions, writes journalist Amaka Okoye who visited victims in Kaduna.

In Bauchi State, another blasphemy allegation leads to violence
Latest news · 24. May 2022
Just over a week after the brutal murder of a Christian college student in Sokoto, Muslim residents attacked Christians in Katanga, Bauchi state. As in Deborah Samuel’s case, locals accused a female Christian health worker, Rhoda Ya’u, of blaspheming the Prophet Mohammed, following a comment she made in a government employee WhatsApp group. According to witnesses, the accusation prompted more than 200 teenagers, led by a few adults, to gather to attack Ya'u.

Msgr Ike: “A crime worse than Bucha is taking place in Nigeria”
Latest news · 24. May 2022
By Franklyne Ogbunwezeh The persecution of Christians and the demographic displacement of minorities in the Middle Belt of Nigeria has taken on genocidal dimensions and is “a crime worse than that carried out in the town of Bucha in Ukraine”. This was the observation of Professor Obiora Ike, a Geneva-based Nigerian human rights activist and executive director of the global ethics network Globethics.net, who is presently on a working visit to the Middle Belt of Nigeria.

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