NIGERIA: Release of Captured Students and Staff
  • 14 November 2019

The six students and two staff members of a Christian-run school in Kaduna state who were kidnapped on 3 October were released on 26 October. Police claimed responsibility for the rescue, stating that they had “intercepted” the students and staff, and rescued them unhurt. Parents of the students, however, insist that the police did not […]

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NIGERIA: Kidnapping in a Christian High School
  • 17 October 2019

Gunmen abducted six girls and two staff members from a Christian-run boarding school on 3 October. They forced their way into The Engravers’ College in the village of Kakau Daji, Kaduna State in the early morning. According to witnesses, the attackers were Fulani herdsmen, a group responsible for considerable violence in recent years. The governor […]

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NIGERIA: Pastor’s Wife Killed by Abductors
  • 10 October 2019

Details have emerged of the circumstances surrounding the death of a pastor’s wife who was abducted by armed assailants from her home in Kaduna state, central Nigeria on 14 September. Mrs Esther Katung, whose husband is the minister in charge of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) Prayer House in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area […]

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NIGERIA: Boy ‘Sees Father Killed’ in Raid on Villages
  • 03 October 2019

At least two people were killed and six others wounded in a night raid on two predominantly Christian villages in Nigeria’s north-eastern Adamawa state. Gunmen in large numbers went from house to house, shooting as they went, in the attack on Shaforon and Kodumti villages in the Numan local government area about 1am on Sunday […]

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Nigeria: A Safe Place for Halima
  • 30 September 2019

Halima is just six years old. Her father, Adod, recently left Islam for Christianity and his wife and daughter joined him in embracing this new faith in Christ. Adod’s family were outraged. They forced Adod’s wife to leave him, marry a Muslim and reconvert. Halima was forced to accompany her mother to the home of […]

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