Monsignor Obiora Ike, a Nigerian priest and human rights activist, was recently in Bokkos County of Plateau State, where Fulani jihadists murdered 20 Christians in a series of attacks in late November.
He spoke to us about what he saw.
A wave of deadly attacks on Christian villages in Benue State has left hundreds dead and many more homeless. Mark Gbilla, a member of the Nigerian House of Representatives, says the region is under siege from Islamic extremists, but President Buhari is not concerned, writes Masara Kim.
Militants from the Fulani tribe are targeting Christian farmers to take over lands in Plateau State, writes Masara Kim. A series of attacks in the fertile Bokkos area since 1 October have left at least 13 dead.
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.
Steven Kefas is one of the leading journalists covering the slow genocide of indigenous Christians in his native state of Kaduna.
In July 2022, the threats against his life from Nigerian security services and Fulani militias became so great that he was forced to flee Nigeria to a third country.
Joel Veldkamp and Franklyne Ogbunwezeh from CSI interview Kefas about the genocide against Christians in southern Kaduna and the threats against his life.
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.
"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.