Posts tagged with "Southern Kaduna"



Death threats forced this Christian journalist to leave Nigeria
Videos · 22. August 2022
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.

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.

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.

“A silent genocide is going on against Christian communities in Southern Kaduna”
Latest news · 24. February 2022
Interview with Jonathan Asake, President of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union. For seven years, Christian communities in the south of Nigeria’s Kaduna State have been under increasing attack by Fulani Muslim militias. Massacres, kidnappings, and forced displacements have taken place on a massive scale. CSI recently spoke to Jonathan Asake, president of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, which is working to draw attention to this hidden crisis.

Luka Binniyat: "I was not surprised when they came for me."
Latest news · 16. February 2022
Luka Binniyat, a journalist and human rights activist from Kaduna State in Nigeria, spent three months in jail on trumped-up charges linked to his reporting on Fulani militia attacks on Christians in his state. Just days after his release on 3 February, Binniyat spoke to CSI about the events that led up to his arrest, the “evil” being meted out to Christians in Kaduna State, and the horrors of prison life in Nigeria.

UPDATE: After 91 days in prison, Luka Binniyat is free
Latest news · 03. February 2022
On 3 February, Luka Binniyat was finally released from detention, a week after he received bail. On 31 January, Nigeria Report published the article below, explaining the difficult bail conditions imposed on Binniyat by the federal court handling his case.

Who is Luka Binniyat?
19. January 2022
Luka Binniyat, a journalist and human rights activist from southern Kaduna State in Nigeria, has been jailed since 4 November for his reporting on Fulani violence against Christians in the state. His detention has caused an outcry from defenders of freedom of the press across Nigeria and beyond.

CSI urges Amnesty International to join in calling for release of Luka Binniyat
Latest news · 21. December 2021
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.

Nigerian pastor who met with Blinken: "Like telling a sick man to go home to die"
statements · 30. November 2021
When U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Nigeria on 19 November, Reverend John Hayab was one of five civil society representatives selected to meet with him. The day before, the United States had removed Nigeria from its religious freedom watchlist. In this piece, Reverend Hayab relates what he told Secretary Blinken during their meeting. Nigeria Report is proud to publish Rev. Hayab’s courageous words.