From Christian Today: Gunmen believed to be members of the Islamic extremist Boko Haram group yesterday killed the Rev. Faye Pama Musa, secretary of the Borno state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). He was 47. The gunmen reportedly followed the long-time Christian leader from his church building, where he was holding an [...]
Syria. The fact that the largest chemical weapons possessor in the Middle East – if not the world – is falling apart, creates a nightmarish security situation for the whole world.
The threat keeping defense officials up at night is what might happen to those weapons of mass destruction after Assad’s collapse. Syrian rebels have taken control of the border with Israel, and are consolidating their presence in the area, according to Israeli defense sources. One source said that the rebels managed to oust the Syrian [...]
The Burmese military continues to carry out “serious human rights abuses” including rape, torture and killings of predominantly Christian ethnic groups, Christian rights activists said. Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has received reports detailing 126 clashes between Burma Army and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) troops since President Thein Sein ordered the Burma Army to stop its [...]
Attackers armed with bombs and guns opened fire at outdoor church services at a Nigerian university Sunday, killing around 20 people as worshippers tried to flee, witnesses and officials said. A powerful explosion and gunfire rocked Bayero University in the northern city of Kano, with witnesses reporting that two church services were targeted as they [...]
Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram – is fighting to overthrow the government and create an Islamic state.
Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram – which has caused havoc in Africa’s most populous country through a wave of bombings – is fighting to overthrow the government and create an Islamic state. Its followers are said to be influenced by the Koranic phrase which says: “Anyone who is not governed by what Allah has [...]
SULEJA, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic extremists detonated a bomb outside a church building here on Sunday (Feb. 19), two months after Boko Haram Islamists killed 44 Christians and blinded seven in a church bombing in nearby Madalla. Sunday’s blast in Suleja, in front of Christ Embassy church during their morning worship, injured five people, one [...]
Armed men have broken into a jail in Nigeria using bombs and heavy gunfire, freeing 119 inmates, officials say. A prison service spokeswoman told the BBC the armed men killed a jail officer during the attack, in the central Kogi state, on Wednesday evening. Most of the prisoners were awaiting trial and none were high-profile [...]
One Northern Nigerian state has been almost entirely cleared of Christians; they have been forced to flee the relentless campaign of violence against them by militant Islamist group Boko Haram. Anti-Christian violence is increasing in Northern Nigeria The Rev. Garba Idi, chairman of the Yobe State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), said [...]
Nigeria (OneNewsNow – 1/24/2012) A Christian leader in Nigeria believes the murder of more than 80 Christians is just the beginning of a campaign of religious cleansing in the North. Boko Haram, a jihadist terrorist organization, is taking credit for killing the Christians and for murdering moderate Muslims. Jonathan Racho of International Christian Concern (ICC) [...]
Nigeria, The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist militants has defended recent attacks on Christians, saying they are revenge for killings of Muslims.
The leader of Boko Haram, Imam Abubakar Shekau, has challenged the authority of Nigeria’s president in an online video, promising more attacks, Associated Press (AP) reported Wednesday . Shekau is believed to be the successor to Yusuf Mohammed, the founder of the group, who was killed in 2009 allegedly by the police after he was [...]