Seven months after his release from jail, Nigerian journalist and human rights activist Luka Binniyat will appear in court on 6 September to answer charges of cyberstalking. Ahead of his hearing he said he was feeling “hopeful and optimistic” about the outcome.
Fr. Cheitnum, a vocal advocate for human rights, justice and equity was abducted on 15 July 2022 and murdered almost immediately, writes South Kaduna-based journalist Steven Kefas.
A day before he was buried, I was warned that plans to abduct me were at an advanced stage, and that I should leave northern Nigeria, and possibly the country, if I could.
Less than two weeks later, on 27 July, I embarked on a tumultuous journey through one of Nigeria's northern borders by road.
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.
Pastor Yohanna Matongson from rural Plateau State was kidnapped by a gang of five AK-47-carrying militants who were looking to extort money from his small congregation. Such extortions pose a threat to the church's finances and prevent growth, paving the way for Islamic domination in an area currently witnessing rapid encroachment by Fulani Muslims, writes Masara Kim.