In Katsina State, in mainly Muslim northwestern Nigeria, persecuted Christians are still struggling to raise money to pay ransom for 28 members of their church kidnapped by Islamic terrorists during Sunday service on 15 January.
At least five people were killed in Plateau State on 5 February following attacks on two Christian villages in the Bokkos Local Government Area. The attacks are the latest in a series of invasions which have displaced thousands of farmers in the potato growing capital of Nigeria, writes Masara Kim.
In the last eight years, the sound of artillery gunfire has replaced the traditional Christmas songs in Southern Kaduna where jihadists fighters have launched attacks during the festivities. The massacre of rural dwellers in Mallagum and Sokong communities in Kaura local government area in the run-up to Christmas marked the continuation of this sad trend, writes Steven Kefas.
On 18 December, Fulani militiamen massacred 40 Christians in two villages in Kaura LGA of Kaduna state. In this piece, Father Aaron Tanko relates his observations after visiting the scene of the attacks and participating in the mass funeral service for the victims.
On 13 December 2022, a large coalition of religious freedom and human rights organizations, experts and practitioners released an open letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, asking him to intervene on behalf of Rhoda Ya’u Jatau, a Nigerian Christian woman imprisoned while waiting trial for blasphemy.
Christian Solidarity International (CSI) has appealed to Amnesty International to join in calling the Nigerian authorities to free detained Nigerian journalist and human rights activist Luka Binniyat.
Binniyat was jailed in November after reporting on Fulani militia attacks against Christian communities in Kaduna State.
Christian Solidarity International today called on President Joe Biden to intervene in the case of Luka Binniyat, a Nigerian Christian journalist who has been imprisoned for nearly a month for his reporting on massacres of Christians in his native Kaduna state.
In a letter sent to the president on Wednesday, CSI’s international president, Dr. John Eibner, asked Biden to use his “Summit for Democracy” next week to urge Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari to release Binniyat.