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a Salman dell'Arabia Saudita ] come puoi dire il sono la vera religione (e questo andrebbe dimostrato attraverso, amore, bontà, la giustizia di non fare violenza a persone pacifiche ed oneste, e di rispettare libertà di religione e di coscienza), per affermare proprio tu, invece, che il tuo Allah è il demonio! tu dici: " quindi io sono anche la teologia della sostituzione, ed io ho il diritto con varie tecniche subdole, di fare il genocidio di tutte le altre religioni, perché, con il nazismo della sharia, io vi devo tutti soffocare ed uccidere.. e questo io lo posso fare perché i froci, scimmie evolute, di OBAMA GENDER, i sacerdoti di satana 322 Bush kerry: SpA Fmi NWO, 666 Rothschild il talmud, tutto loro me lo hanno permesso!

a Salman dell'Arabia Saudita ] non posso dire ai rotti di culo, club Obama GENDER, ai sacerdoti di satana 666 Rothschild Talmud, Bush 322 NWO, Califfato sharia, Corano di merda apostasia blasfemia, teologia sostituzione genocidio ideologico e pratico, OIC: sistema massonico Bildenderg SpA, tutte le religioni ipocrite del mondo (proprio tutte), egoisti, lussuriosi, corrotti, pervertiti, ipocriti, cinici, comunisti, farisei, massoni, salafiti, evoluzionisti, relativisti, femministe, materialisti, parassiti, ribelli e negatori dei valori naturali e fondamentali, ecc.. : "voi votatemi, perché io sono la democrazia!". NO! non funziona in questo modo: io dirò a tutti coloro che hanno tradito il regno di Dio JHWH: "voi non mi dovete desiderare, perché io vi voglio vedere morire, anzi, sarò proprio io ad uccidervi!" ed ecco perché, io non ho nessun rispetto delle persone di questo pianeta che fanno i leader in modo abusivo (calpestando la legge naturale e la legge universale dell'Universo), ed io non ho attenzioni per compiacere queste merde criminali di persone, che, sono piene di demoni. Ecco perché, io sono sincero, quindi questo è il mio potere politico, che è uno standard universale, con il quale, io ho sempre vinto ogni tipo di scontro il youtube e nel mondo: in questi 7 anni, dove io ho dimostrato di essere invincibile, perché, io possiedo una logica razionale ed una coerenza intima, che non esiste confronto su questo pianeta, quindi, proprio tutto quello che io penso, anche, proprio è tutto quello che io dico (ormai l'ultima risorsa politica prima della guerra mondiale nucleare dove vi vedrò morire tutti, o quasi). Quindi, questo è il mio potere politico universale: 1. la lealtà, 2. la verità, 3. la giustizia, 4. la imparzialità, 5. la uguaglianza, 6. la fratellanza universale.. POI, CIRCA LA MIA MILLANTATA E PRESUNTA ESPERIENZA DI FEDE, LA MIA SUBLIME TEOLOGIA, ECC.. CHI PUò DIMOSTRARE QUESTE COSE, SE, PRIMA NON HO POTUTO FARE DI TUTTI VOI UNA SOLA MARMELLATA DI SANGUE?
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è INUTILE continuare a FAR FINTA DI ESSERE STUPIDI ] la Lega ARABA sta attaccando l'Occidente ed il mondo intero, con la sua maledetta e corrotta religione, con il suo nazismo sharia, e con i suoi servizi segreti, ONU OCI, Ummah MECCA; il Nazismo sharia. ORMAI LA GUERRA MONDIALE CONTRO nazismo sharia LEGA ARABA è UN ATTO INEVITABILE! ] Siria: Ong, 5mila uccisi in Ramadan [ Spari basi Tennessee, uccisi 4 marines. Morto anche aggressore, 24/enne americano originario del Kuwait. Una combo con Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez e i fiori sul luogo della strage. WASHINGTON, 17 luglio 2015. Quattro marines uccisi in due basi militari, una poco distante dall'altra, a Chattanooga in Tennessee. L'autore e' un cittadino americano, originario del Kuwait, Mohammed Youssef Abdulazeez, 24 anni, morto a sua volta. Il presidente americano Barack Obama, nel presentare le condoglianze alle vittime delle famiglie, assicura un''indagine a tutto campo, bla bla bla..'' per capire cosa sia accaduto. E informa che il Pentagono e' al lavoro per assicurarsi che tutte le basi siano ''allerta e vigili'' mentre si cerca di far luce sui particolari dell'incidente. A guidare le indagini e' l'Fbi, affiancata dalle autorita' locali. A caldo il procuratore Bill Killian ha definito l'incidente un atto di ''terrorismo domestico''. [Tennessee, killer andò in Giordania] Io credo che il Califfo OBAMA debba essere fucilato per alto tradimento!
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a Salman dell'Arabia Saudita ] circa la mia millantata posizione sul Trono di Dio JHWH, questo è qualcosa che nessun uomo sano di mente dovrebbe mai poter credere, e che anche io, non dovrei mai osare di credere: "LA INFINITA UMILTà DI DIO HOLY JHWHW" che lui ha reso possibile, una cosa del genere così vertiginosa, soltanto perché, io non mi ritengo migliore di nessuno, soprattutto non mi ritengo migliore di un pigmeo.. e che cosa straordinaria io non do nessun orgoglio: o vanto, e non pretendo privilegi, a questo essere Unius REI, come, può essere il bere un solo bicchiere di acqua quando si ha sete, cioè, io valuto non un onore, ma soltanto come una responsabilità, questo grande potere che Dio mi ha dato nel Regno di Dio. Così, un bambino di 9 anni, nella sua semplicità, può dimostrare di avere ragione contro di me, ed io sarei felice di ubbidire a lui! Quindi, io non sono un profeta, che sarebbe incompatibile con la funzione politica.. io ho i poteri sovrani legislativi così come in Cielo, nel Regno di Dio, così come, anche in Terra. Quello che io decido di fare? Dio lo accredita, se, non esiste ancora lo crea per me, e il mio Regno Celeste lo realizzerà, perché non c'è ombra di razzismo, faziosità, o qualche forma di predominio ideologico o religioso, nella mia dottrina metafisica. Certo non avrei difeso il cristianesimo se non erano gli assassini che lo stavano attaccando! Infatti, è molto umiliante per il tuo Dio demonio Allah, pensare che lui è così frocio impotente, da avere bisogno di essere difeso dalla tua scimitarra! Questa è la verità: tu non hai nessuna fede in Dio, infatti tu sei soltanto, un assassino seriale che vuole conquistare il mondo!




Nearly seven months after their 24-year-old daughter disappeared during a wave of Islamic extremist violence here, Helen and Dakim Gyang Bot can only assume that the voice on the other end of her cell phone that told them “we have killed her” was ....
One man rendered a widower by the Islamist suicide bombing at a Catholic church on Sunday (March 11) discovered his wife had been killed only after finding her severed hand with her wedding ring on it. Another could identify his wife only by the ....
Two weeks after a suicide bomb attack by the Islamist sect Boko Haram during a church service here left at least three Christians dead, a similar blast during a Catholic Mass today killed at least three people. As in the Feb. 26 bomb blast outside ....
Two suicide bombers from the Boko Haram Islamist sect drove a car laden with bombs into the worship service of a Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) congregation here this morning, killing at least one Christian and injuring dozens of other church ....
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 ....
Early morning attacks in Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi state on Sunday (Jan. 22) left at least seven Christians dead and a church building destroyed.   The attack on the Evangelical Church Winning All Church 2, residents of Tafawa Balewa said, was ....
The number of Christians killed in an Islamic extremist attack here on Thursday (Jan. 5) has risen to nine, and over the weekend the same terrorist group killed at least 21 Christians in neighboring Adamawa state, sources said.   Members of ....
Unceasing, accelerating incidents of bloodshed in Nigeria topped Compass’ top 10 news stories of 2011 as Boko Haram and other Islamic extremists lashed out at Christians. Following this top news story was the assassination of Pakistan’s only ....
Sudan and northern Nigeria saw steeper increases in persecution against Christians than 48 other nations where Christians suffered abuse last year, according to an annual ranking by Christian support organization Open Doors. Sudan – where northern ....
Until last Sunday, Christmas Day, St. Theresa’s Catholic Church on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja, was just one of many branches of Christianity in the country.   An early morning suicide bomb attack by Islamic extremist group ....
Local Islamists and Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked a Christian community in Kaduna state on Monday (Dec. 19), killing five people and wounding six, area sources said, just nine days after a deadly attack on a Christian community in Kukum Gida in ....
A Muslim villager in Kaduna state allegedly helped Fulani herdsmen and other Muslims from nearby Kafanchan to ambush a Christian settlement, resulting in the death of one woman and gunshot wounds to two other Christians on Dec. 10, area sources ....
Joshua Dabo, like other young Christians in this city in central Nigeria, had dreams for his life. He had graduated from a Christian high school, Mt. Olives Secondary School, and at 31 was finally looking forward to attending university. Apart from ....
In Nigeria’s increasingly dangerous northeast, Muslim extremists in this town in Yobe state helped members of the Islamic terrorist sect Boko Haram destroy five church buildings last Saturday (Nov. 26), while previously in neighboring Bauchi state ....
Fulani Muslim herdsmen along with Muslim soldiers have killed at least 45 ethnic Berom Christians in Plateau state in the past week, Christians in this northern-central Nigerian town said.   Smaller attacks beginning on Nov. 20, reportedly ....
They stormed this town in Yobe state, northern Nigeria like a swarm of bees, and at the end of their four-hour rampage, some 150 people had been killed – at least 130 of them Christians, according to church sources.   Hundreds of people are ....
It was a few minutes before 10 at night when the staccato sound of gunfire interrupted the serene worship of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church near Zonkwa, Kaduna state. When the chaos ended, two women lay dead and 12 people were wounded. The attack by ....
Christian Mother of Five Killed   Published in 2011
Nigerian soldiers summoned to stop inter-religious fighting between Muslim and Christian youths last week shot and killed a Christian mother of five in the Yelwa area of Bauchi city, according to family and church sources. Soldiers were called in ....
Violence-weary Christians in Borno state have been further upset to learn of the murder of a Nigerian evangelist by Boko Haram less than three months after the Islamic extremist group killed a Maiduguri pastor. Already shell-shocked from attacks ....
Muslim extremists bent on ridding Nigeria’s volatile middle region of Christianity killed five Christians in Niger state on Thursday (Sept. 22) and three others the previous week in the north-central state of Kaduna, including a 13-year-old girl, ....
A rash of attacks by armed Muslim extremists on villages in Nigeria’s Plateau state in the past month have left more than 100 Christians dead, including the elimination of entire families, sources said. In a guerilla-type “hit and run” attack on ....
Armed Muslims from Niger entered Nigeria’s Kaduna state this month to help Islamists there invade Christian communities, where they killed two Christians, including a 10-year-old boy, area sources said.   In the early morning hours of Aug. ....
Muslim extremists with the alleged help of Nigerian army personnel killed 24 Christians this month in central Nigeria’s Plateau state, area sources said.   The attacks started Aug. 11 in Ratsa Foron village, where assaults that day and on ....
Security officials are trying to determine suspects and motives for two weekend bomb explosions in predominantly Muslim areas of Jos where three churches and the residences of Islamic sect leaders are located. The explosions led many Christians to ....
Members of a church in Suleja, Niger state, on the northern outskirts of this Nigerian capital city, culminated a week of fasting and prayer on Saturday (July 17) with a memorial service for three Christians killed in a bombing by an Islamist sect. ....
Christians in northern Nigeria’s Borno state, already forced to abandon worship services due to attacks by Islamic sect Boko Haram, are bracing for a massive assault to commemorate the death of the extremists group’s leader at the end of the month. ....
In a village outside this Bauchi state town in predominantly Muslim northern Nigeria, what was once a Christian community has vanished. Last March the Christian peasant farmers of Mdandi village, eight kilometers (five miles) northwest of the ....
Muslim extremists from the Boko Haram sect on Tuesday (June 7) shot and killed a Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) pastor and his church secretary in Maiduguri, in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state.   The Rev. David Usman, 45, and church ....
Christians from a local Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) congregation in this Plateau state town have been displaced after Muslim extremists set their church building and some homes on fire last month. The Rev. Ishaku Danyok of the church told ....
As she lay on the ground after being shot and then slashed with a machete, Dune James Rike looked into her husband’s tear-filled eyes and asked, “Is this the end between us, so we shall not be together again?” Pastor James Musa Rike told Compass he ....
Christian leaders have called for an investigation into political violence that targeted churches and Christian homes, with at least one clergyman saying yesterday that Islamic attacks following the election of a Christian president were ....
Christian leaders in Bauchi state said religious violence here sparked by a row over a billiards table on Jan. 27 bore signs that Muslim extremists were prepared for a large-scale slaughter of Christians. Initially authorities said only 18 people ....
Amid sectarian violence by Muslims, Christians and security forces in this capital city of Plateau state, a flash point for ethnic and religious conflict in Nigeria, scores of Christians were estimated to have been killed in the past month.   ....
Tensions continued to mount in the Christian community in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state in northern Nigeria, following the killing of a Baptist pastor and five other Christians on Christmas Eve. The Rev. Bulus Marwa and the other Christians ....
Scores of Muslim youths on Wednesday (May 19) besieged church property in Kano state in northern Nigeria, destroying two church buildings and a pastor’s residence.   One of the buildings and the pastor’s house were set ablaze on the premises ....
The killing of Christians in Jos, Plateau state in Nigeria continued over the weekend with two journalists and five other persons falling victim to Muslim youth gangs. Nathan S. Dabak, an assistant editor at a newspaper of the Church of Christ in ....
Suspected Islamic extremists last week abducted and killed a Church of Christ in Nigeria pastor and his wife in Boto village, Bauchi state in northern Nigeria.   The Rev. Ishaku Kadah, 48, and his 45-year-old wife Selina were buried on ....
Less than two weeks after a massive attack in Nigeria that killed 500 Christians, Muslim Fulani herdsmen today unleashed more horrific violence on two Christian villages in Plateau state, killing 13 persons, including a pregnant woman and children. ....
An uneasy calm prevailed in Plateau state, Nigeria today following the killing of hundreds of Christians early yesterday morning in three farming villages near Jos by ethnic Fulani Muslims. The mostly ethnic Berom victims included many women and ....
The head of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Zamfara state told Compass that he was disappointed in the lack of response by state police to recent church burnings by Muslim youths.   “It is unfortunate that there has been no ....
Two pastors and 46 other Christians have been confirmed killed in the outbreak of violence 10 days ago in Jos, Plateau state in Nigeria, according to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). In the religious clash, triggered when Muslim youths ....
Gunmen are still holding the Anglican archbishop of Benin diocese in southern Nigeria’s Edo state after abducting him on Sunday (Jan. 24). Peter Imasuen, who is also the state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), was abducted in ....
Gunshots and smoke continued to alarm residents of Jos in central Nigeria today, with the Christian community fearing further violence from Muslim youths who on Sunday (Jan. 17) attacked a Catholic church and burned down several other church ....
With 12 Christians, including three pastors, confirmed killed in rioting ignited by an Islamic sect opposed to Western education, the Christian community in northern Nigeria’s Borno state is still counting its losses. The rioting instigated by ....
LAGOS, Nigeria, Aug. 7 (Compass Direct News) – With 12 Christians, including three pastors, confirmed killed in rioting ignited by an Islamic sect opposed to Western education, the Christian community in northern Nigeria’s Borno state is still ....
Joseph YariJOS, Nigeria, December 11 (Compass Direct News) – The murderous rioting sparked by Muslim attacks on Christians and their property on Nov. 28-29 left six pastors dead, at least 500 other people killed and 40 churches destroyed, according ....
Violence Erupts in Jos   Published in 2008
JOS, Nigeria, November 30 (Compass Direct News) – Communal violence broke out in the central Nigerian city of Jos on Friday (Nov. 28) after Muslims began attacking Christians on claims of vote-tampering, leaving hundreds dead and thousands fleeing ....
Remains of gutted churchILORIN, Nigeria, September 2 (Compass Direct News) – Muslim extremists on Sunday (Aug. 31) set ablaze a church building in the Baboko area of this city in central Nigeria’s Kwara state. The Rev. Samuel Ogowole told Compass ....
Prayer rally for victimsILORIN, Nigeria, August 14 (Compass Direct News) – Blaming the death of their leader on Christian prayers, an Islamist group that launched a hate campaign in response to an evangelistic event in 2004 is reportedly attacking ....
Remains of Deeper Life Bible ChurchNINGI, Nigeria, May 19 (Compass Direct News) – Islamists under the auspices of a paramilitary force last week destroyed six churches to protest a police rescue of two teenage Christian girls kidnapped by Muslims in ....
Samuel Salifu KANO, Nigeria, May 1 (Compass Direct News) – Musa Yaro lifted his sonorous voice and read out a passage from Risalla, an Islamic publication, and then handed down his judgment: “Whoever insults our prophet, Muhammad, must die. You, ....
KANO, Nigeria, April 23 (Compass Direct News) – Hundreds of Muslims took to the streets of this northern Nigerian city on Sunday (April 20), attacking Christians and their shops and setting vehicles on fire on claims that a Christian had blasphemed ....
Pastor Jacob BakoDAWAKIN KUDU, Nigeria, March 5 (Compass Direct News) – The Kano state government has refused to grant approval to a church in this northern Nigerian town for 28 years, further emboldening area Muslims to attack it numerous times, ....
Attacked student Ahmadu InuwaSUMAILA, Nigeria, February 13 (Compass Direct News) – A policeman was killed and two Christian teenagers were injured in this town in Kano state on Friday (February 8) when Muslim high school students went on a rampage ....
Spurned Suitor Triggers Violence   Published in 2008
Refugees from violence in YanaYANA, Nigeria, February 12 (Compass Direct News) – A Muslim man’s frustrated desire to marry a young Christian woman resulted in him accusing her of “blasphemy,” triggering violence in this town in Bauchi state on ....
KANO, Nigeria, December 13 (Compass Direct News) – After the government destroyed its church building in 2001, a Church of the Brethren in Nigeria congregation bought the Bight of Benin Hotel for 5.5 million naira (US$46,610) as a place of worship. ....
Pastor Umaru Sule’s house BAUCHI, Nigeria, December 13 (Compass Direct News) – Ten persons have been killed and three churches set on fire after Muslim high school students in this northern Nigerian city began a rampage on Tuesday (December 11) that ....
KANO, Nigeria, November 30 (Compass Direct News) – Without discussion or compensation, the Kano state government has unilaterally decided to demolish four churches in this city to make way for roads and a hospital. Two Pentecostal churches and two ....
Rev. Murtala Marti DangoraKANO, Nigeria, November 28 (Compass Direct News) – A Kano state committee investigating the September 28 Muslim rioting in Tudun Wada Dankadai learned at public hearings that 19 Christians were killed, but it only reported ....
Danyaro BalaKANO, Nigeria, November 26 (Compass Direct News) – Christians said violence over elections in the Sumaila area this month included a strong religious element, with Muslims killing one Christian in an attack on a Christian settlement. ....
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, October 24 (Compass Direct News) – Asabe Ladagu, a Christian widow in this capital city of Borno state in northern Nigeria, has survived without income the past 16 months. It was that long ago, the former librarian told Compass, ....
Two Christians Murdered in Kaduna   Published in 2007
Henry Emmanuel OgbajeKADUNA, Nigeria, October 22 (Compass Direct News) – One man has been killed with a sword and another bludgeoned to death in this city in central northern Nigeria following Muslim leaders’ appeal to wage violent jihad against ....
Rev. Daniel Mbaya MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, October 10 (Compass Direct News) – Militant Islamists in this city in the northern state of Borno have sent three letters to a church warning that members would be attacked in the next few days, raising tensions ....
Chibok's daughters MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, October 9 (Compass Direct News) – It has been more than a year since Allabe Kaku Chibok lost his three daughters because he became a Christian – paradoxically, he lost custody of them only after his ....
Remnants of burned Baptist churchTUDUN WADA DANKADAI, Nigeria, October 5 (Compass Direct News) – A Muslim rampage last week in this town in the northern state of Kano resulted in the killing of 10 Christians and the destruction of nine churches, ....
Rev. Titus Dama PonaMAIDUGURI, Nigeria, September 26 (Compass Direct News) – Death threats and other dangers here drove most of the members of a church of converts from Islam to other parts of northern Nigeria – yet a fellowship remains. Of the 25 ....
Pastor Nuhu MammanKALGO, Nigeria, June 29 (Compass Direct News) – For Kebbi state pastor Nuhu Mamman, to become a Christian was to have a death sentence passed on the life he knew: converting killed his past, and his future appeared moribund as ....
KATSINA, Nigeria, April 23 (Compass Direct News) – Christians fear that persecution especially in predominantly Islamic northern Nigeria will increase following the election on Saturday of Muslim Umaru Musa Yar’Adua as president. As governor of ....
Victor Udo Usen SOKOTO, Nigeria, April 17 (Compass Direct News) – A Christian boy kidnapped in November by Muslims who intended to convert him to Islam escaped last month and has returned to his family home. After four months in captivity, ....
Muslim Extremists Set Church on Fire   Published in 2007
Rev. Rukun GaiusGOMBE, Nigeria, March 29 (Compass Direct News) – Two days after the killing of a Christian teacher in this town in northern Nigeria, Muslim extremists set fire to a church building of the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) in ....
Christianah Oluwatoyin OluwasesinGOMBE, Nigeria, March 27 (Compass Direct News) – Christianah Oluwatoyin Oluwasesin, a teacher at Government Secondary School of Gandu in this northern Nigerian town, was in high spirits last Wednesday (March 21) as ....
SOKOTO, Nigeria March 20 (Compass Direct News) – The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), one of the largest Pentecostal churches in Nigeria, is also one of the fastest growing churches in Africa. It is a cradle of miraculous healing, signs and ....
Victor Udo UsenSOKOTO, Nigeria, March 14 (Compass Direct News) – Beginning in November of last year, 13-year-old Victor Udo Usen, a member of the Christ Apostolic Church in this northern Nigeria city, went missing. On February 20, news that young ....
Pastor NuhuRev. IbrahimZARIA, Nigeria, March 7 (Compass Direct News) – Muslim students twice have set fire to a high school chapel here since it was rebuilt last August, after Islamists burned it down three years ago. In January, Islamic ....
Rev. Jerry ModiboLAFIA, Nigeria, January 15 (Compass Direct News) – As soon as Christians in this capital city of Nasarawa state tried to rebuild a Reformed Church building that Muslims burned down two years ago, more than 200 Islamists attacked the ....
Mohammed Sarajo December 12 (Compass Direct News) – Idris Aliyu received Christ’s salvation in March after reading the Gospel of Luke’s account of the resurrection. Mohammed Sarajo became a Christian after miraculous healing saved him from death. ....
Joshua LaiOctober 16 (Compass Direct News) – A Christian high school teacher at Government College in Keffi, in the northern state of Nasarawa, is on trial for blasphemy after he disciplined a Muslim student. Joshua Lai is standing trial at a ....
October 11 (Compass Direct News) – A Muslim militant Islamic leader who spearheaded religious conflict that engulfed northern Nigeria in 1984 has been sentenced to death by a high court here in the northern state of Adamawa. The Yola High Court on ....
October 9 (Compass Direct News) – Eight months after she escaped from a judgment by officials at a school of nursing she attended in Sokoto to stone her to death for “blasphemy,” Ladi Muhammed is still in hiding. The 22-year-old Christian woman told ....
Charred Ruins of St. Peter's CathedralOctober 2 (Compass Direct News) – Jummai opened her tailor’s shop on the morning of September 18 without any premonition that a crisis awaited her. Equally unsuspecting were her fellow Christians, less than 20 ....
Muslim Youths Destroy 10 Churches   Published in 2006
September 25 (Compass Direct News) – A mob of Muslim youths injured six Christians – one critically – and set fire to 10 churches last week in Dutse, capital of Jigawa state in northern Nigeria. The attacks on September 19 and 20 were sparked by ....
Francis Anche shows his scarJuly 10 (Compass Direct) – For two years Francis Yohanna Anche, 15, has been suffering from a brain injury he sustained when Muslim students in his high school in Zaria city attacked Christian students. His right hand and ....
July 6 (Compass Direct) – Church leaders here said Muslim extremists overwhelmed police officers providing refuge for an unidentified Christian woman in this town in Niger state on June 28 and stoned and clubbed her to death for doing street ....
Anthony Oga killed in 2001June 20 (Compass Direct) – For the Gangare area congregation of the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) in the central Nigerian city of Jos, the first Saturday in June brought yet another difficult day of fending off ....
May 5 (Compass Direct) – Traditional animists attacked churches in Ode-Aye town, in the southwestern state of Ondo in February and March, beating two Anglican priests into comas and destroying church property worth an estimated 6 million naira ....
Rev. Ali Buba LamidoApril 21 (Compass Direct) – The latest attack on the Rt. Rev. Ali Buba Lamido, 47, Anglican bishop of Wusasa diocese in Kaduna state, began as the past year’s previous three did: Armed men whom he believes were Muslim militants ....
April 10 (Compass Direct) – Two female Christian students remain missing after seven Muslims, also young student women, assaulted them on March 18 here at Ahmadu Bello University in Kaduna state. Dr. James KagbuThe two students were about to bathe ....
Jamila NomaApril 4 (Compass Direct) – “If you are forcing me to marry a man who is a Muslim simply because of my decision to become a Christian, then I will rather have you kill me than accept to marry this man.” These were the bitter words of ....
March 28 (Compass Direct) – Florence Chuckwu, a Christian teacher at the Government Day Secondary School in the capital of Bauchi state, went to work on the morning of February 20 with no hint that her attempt to exercise classroom control would ....
Muslim Extremists Again Attack Home   Published in 2006
Jemima (top) & Hannatu AlkaliMarch 6 (Compass) – Five years after the introduction of the sharia penal code in the northern state of Gombe, Islamic extremists have misused it to accuse a Christian of blasphemy and punish her by assaulting her ....
February 24 (Compass Direct) – Muslim rioters last night killed 10 Christians and set ablaze nine churches in Kontagora, Niger state, Christian sources said. The militants in the central Nigerian town of Kontagora joined their counterparts in ....
February 20 (compass) – Church leaders said Catholic priest Matthew Gajere and 50 other Christians were killed on Saturday (February 18) when Muslims extremists enraged by caricatures of the prophet Muhammad published in Europe burned 31 churches in ....
February 16 (Compass) – The Nigerian government last week said intelligence agents had found that Kano state in northern Nigeria was seeking foreign support to train 100 jihadists among vigilante enforcers of Islamic law. The state sought to train ....
February 14 (Compass) – School authorities closed a nursing institution here yesterday following the suspected kidnapping of a Christian student by Islamic militants on Friday (February 10). Muslims students had accused Ladi Mohammed, a female ....
John Garba DanbintaJanuary 31 (Compass) – “For your information, the state Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Sani, has ordered that your church should be demolished before his arrival in this town tomorrow. So, we shall carry out this directive tomorrow ....
Pastor Zacheous Habu Bu NgwencheDecember 12 (Compass) – For Pastor Zacheous Habu Bu Ngwenche, time is running out. In the next two weeks he may find himself back in police detention if he does not produce a convert from Islam abducted from his house ....
Salamatu HassanDecember 9 (Compass) – “If you were my daughter, I would have slaughtered you, killed you here, you bastard infidel, for turning away from Islam.” These were the words of Malam Kasimu, the uncle and guardian of 15-year-old Salamatu ....
Islam’s Power Grab in Niger State   Published in 2005
Saratu Shaba (center)November 15 (Compass) – For Ishaya Kpotun Shaba of Niger state in north-central Nigeria, the past four years have been a jumble of tears and pain. He has not set his eyes on his daughter, Saratu, since she was abducted in ....
November 1 (Compass) – Religious violence sparked by a Muslim cutting off a Christian’s hand last Wednesday (October 26) in Niger state’s Tungan Rogo village left three Christians dead and at least 13 others injured. Adams Erena, secretary to the ....
Sardauna Anaruwa Sashi October 31 (Compass) – Until earlier this year, Sardauna Anaruwa Sashi was an unwavering Muslim in Niger state, where sharia (Islamic law) has been imposed. The 30-year-old resident of Paiko came to Christ after becoming ....
Pastor Shines in the Shadow of Death   Published in 2005
Rev. Murtala Marti Dangora October 25 (Compass) – The Rev. Murtala Marti Dangora began his Christian life 25 years ago with a baptism of fire. While many people in Nigeria become Christians without difficulties, Rev. Dangora’s decision to convert ....
Rev. Murtala Marti DangoraOctober 19 (Compass) -- Muslims all over the world are observing Ramadan, a period of 40 days of fasting during daylight hours. In Nigeria’s Kano state, however, even Christian students are forced to observe Ramadan – just ....
Demolished Church October 17 (Compass) – Kano state authorities have demolished a church catering to law officers in a police barracks in the city of Kano. The Deeper Life Bible Church, located in the Kano State Police Command barrack opposite the ....
Rev. Bitrus Manjang , killed by Muslim extremists September 23 (Compass) – The causes of persecution of Christians in central Nigeria’s Plateau state are often similar to those in northern states, except that here Muslims strike with the added ....
Ahmed and Margaret AbdullahiSeptember 16 (Compass) -- His father sent him to Saudi Arabia from Nigeria when he was 3 years old to be trained as an Islamic cleric, but God had other plans for Ahmed Abdullahi. Raised in Saudi Arabia and born into a ....
July 29 (Compass) -- Church and government leaders in northern Nigeria are becoming increasingly impatient with President Olusegun Obasanjo’s failure to prevent northern states from using Islamic law (sharia) to demolish church buildings and deny ....
July 25 (Compass) -- A band of Muslim militants, which had pronounced a death sentence on a Christian family because one of its young members allegedly sold pork, has assaulted her 57-year-old father, Emma Osagie. The extremists came to the family ....
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-IwealaJune 23 (Compass) -- Nigeria has formally joined the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in spite of protests by Christian leaders, who see the move as the continuation of the Islamization of the country by Muslims, increasing the ....
June 14 (Compass) -- Christian leaders in northern Nigeria submitted a memorandum to the nation’s National Political Reform Conference on Thursday, June 9, cataloguing cases of persecution and discrimination against Christians. The National ....
June 8 (Compass) — Andrew Akume, a Christian lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria city, Kaduna state, northern Nigeria, has disappeared since the issuance of a death sentence against him. A militant Muslim group at ABU passed the ....
Abraham Adamu MisalJune 7 (Compass) -- Three students expelled for sharing the gospel in November last year say their fundamental rights as Christians were violated by the authorities of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) in the town of ....
Inside the burned sanctuaryMay 2 (Compass) -- Unidentified arsonists set fire to the Conquerors Chapel in the Hayin Banki sector of the city of Kaduna, Nigeria, on April 10, destroying the meeting place of the Word of Faith Ministries for the fourth ....
Church Forced to Move Headquarters   Published in 2005
April 26 (Compass) -- Devastation caused by religious conflict and the hostile attitude of Muslims toward Christian refugees returning to their villages in the central Nigerian state of Plateau has forced the Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) to ....
March 15 (Compass) -- Tensions have escalated sharply between the Christian community of Numan town in the northern state of Adamawa, Nigeria, and government security forces following the shooting deaths of two Christian youths. Police killed ....
March 10 (Compass) -- The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) in Bauchi re-opened on February 28 under tight security and without meeting the demands of Christian leaders who sought prosecution of the murderers of a Christian student in ....
March 4 (Compass) -- Muslim militants attacked the Christian community in Demsa village, Adamawa state, northern Nigeria, on Friday, February 4, killing 36 people, destroying property and displacing about 3,000 others. The surviving Christians have ....
February 7 (Compass) -- Judith Lan’guti, a young Christian woman in Numan, a town in the northern state of Adamawa, Nigeria, was shot dead without provocation on January 28 by soldiers who had been deployed to keep peace in the town following the ....
February 3 (Compass) -- Muslim militants pronounced a death sentence on five Christian students expelled from public schools in November for conducting an evangelistic outreach. The families of two of the students, Miss Hanatu Haruna Alkali and ....
February 3 (Compass) -- Muslim militants pronounced a death sentence on five Christian students expelled from public schools in November for conducting an evangelistic outreach. The families of two of the students, Miss Hanatu Haruna Alkali and ....
January 18 (Compass) -- Christian leaders in northern Nigeria say a report released in December by the government of Kano state grossly underreports the number of Christians killed by Muslim militants in violent attacks last year. Estimates of the ....
January 13 (Compass) -- Fresh violence broke out in the central Nigerian state of Plateau on December 29, 2004, when Muslim militants attacked the village of Gana-Ropp, killing Christian community leader Davou Bulle and critically injuring his wife ....
Sunday Nache Achi was murderedDecember 20 (Compass) — Opposition to Christian evangelism on the campuses of two Nigerian institutions of higher learning has resulted in the murder of Sunday Nache Achi, a fourth-year architectural student at Abubakar ....
December 20 (Compass) -- Opposition to Christian evangelism in Nigeria has resulted in the murder of Sunday Nache Achi, a fourth-year architectural student at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in the northern city of Bauchi. University ....
December 6 (Compass) -- Christian leaders from northern Nigeria attending a two-day peace conference in the city of Kaduna blamed the politics of religious exclusiveness for the incessant violence that has claimed over 53,000 lives in the past four ....
November 30 (Compass) -- Police have arrested 10 Muslim militants in Dutse, the capital of the state of Jigawa in northern Nigeria, for perpetrating an attack on a team of Christian evangelists on November 23. The incident reportedly left two people ....
November 2 (Compass) -- Representatives of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the central state of Plateau have called on the Nigerian government to bring to an end to emergency rule imposed on the state six months ago and to restore all ....
October 13 (Compass) — Muslim militants have threatened to kill Christian nurses serving at the Federal Medical Center in the town of Keffi, in the central state of Nasarawa, unless they stop conducting Christian worship services. An undated letter ....
October 13 (Compass) — Muslim militants have threatened to kill Christian nurses serving at the Federal Medical Center in the town of Keffi, in the central state of Nasarawa, Nigeria, unless they stop conducting Christian worship services. An ....
Islamic Sect Attacks Villagers   Published in 2004
September 27 (Compass) — An Islamic militant group that has been terrorizing non-Muslim communities in northern Nigeria since the beginning of the year struck again on September 20, burning down villages, killing four policemen and kidnapping seven ....
Nigeria Stops Christian Crusade   Published in 2004
August 31 (Compass) — The state government of Kwara dispatched policemen to stop a five-day program organized by German evangelist Reinhard Bonnke after its second day on Thursday, August 19, claiming that if the meetings were allowed to continue, ....
Officials Reinstate Christian Nurses   Published in 2004
August 30 (Compass) — Nigerian officials have reinstated 11 Christian nurses at the Federal Medical Center in Azare, a town in the northern state of Bauchi, more than two years after they were fired for refusing to abide by an Islamic dress code. ....
August 11 (Compass) — Governor Alhaji Ahmed Sani of Zamfara state, who first introduced the Islamic legal system in Nigeria four years ago, is being accused by Zamfara’s Christians of religious persecution. The Zamfara state Islamic government ....
August 11 (Compass) — Governor Alhaji Ahmed Sani of Zamfara state, who first introduced the Islamic legal system in Nigeria four years ago, is being accused by Zamfara’s Christians of religious persecution. The Zamfara state Islamic government ....
July 7 (Compass) — Church leaders in the central Nigerian state of Plateau say the imposition of a state of emergency there will not bring an end to fierce religious conflict between Muslims and Christians. Rev. Alexander Lar of the Church of Christ ....
Religious Conflict Defies Solution   Published in 2004
June 16 (Compass) — Religious violence continues to plague the central Nigerian state of Plateau, despite the declaration of a state of emergency. Police authorities say Muslims now employ guerilla tactics to attack Christians. Five people died on ....
June 14 (Compass) — Violence broke out between Muslims and Christians in the town of Numan, Nigeria, on June 8, resulting in the deaths of at least nine people. Places of worship belonging to both faiths were also destroyed in the clash. The Numan ....
Muslim ‘Protest’ Turns Deadly   Published in 2004
Rev. Samson Bukar was killed Feb. 23May 13 (Compass) — On Tuesday, May 11, thousands of Muslims in the northern city of Kano took to the streets in protest against recent attacks on fellow Muslims in the town of Yelwa in nearby Plateau state. (See ....
Muslim ‘Protest’ Turns Deadly   Published in 2004
May 13 (Compass) — On Tuesday, thousands of Muslims in the northern city of Kano protested recent attacks on fellow Muslims in the town of Yelwa in Plateau state. Police officials place the death toll at 30 and say another 300 have suffered ....
May 11 (Compass) — The National Broadcasting Commission of the Nigerian government has banned television and radio broadcasts of Christian programs portraying healings and other miracles. The move has sparked a sharp debate among church leaders. ....
May 7 (Compass) — Fresh religious violence has erupted in Yelwa town in the central state of Plateau, Nigeria, two months after Muslim militants killed a pastor and 48 members of his church there on February 23. The latest Muslim-Christian clash has ....
Muslim Fanatics Burn Down 10 Churches   Published in 2004
April 8 (Compass) — Muslim fanatics burned down 10 Christian churches in the town of Makarfi in the northern state of Kaduna, Nigeria, on Saturday. Claims that a mentally retarded Christian teenager desecrated a copy of the Quran, the Muslim holy ....
April 5 (Compass) — Christian leaders have condemned Muslim fundamentalists for killing Christians and destroying churches in northern Nigeria, warning that the national government’s inability to address the violence could turn the country into a ....
Eight Pastors Killed   Published in 2004
April 2 (Compass) — Religious violence that erupted in the Nigerian state of Plateau during March has resulted in the deaths of eight pastors and 1,500 Christian believers, and the destruction of 173 churches. The Christian Association of Nigeria ....
March 15 (Compass) — Government security agents in Nigeria have reported the arrest of a Sudanese Muslim businessman who heads a Saudi Arabia-funded charity in connection with financing bloody Islamic attacks on Christians. Sheik Muhiddeen ....
March 10 (Compass) — On February 28, a Nigerian court sentenced three men to death for the December 1996 murder of Rev. Oluwatosin Olajide, pastor of the Baiyeku Apostolic Church in the Ikorodu district of Lagos. Idowu Shobowale, Kabiru Omolade and ....
March 8 (Compass) — A pastor of the Church of Christ in Nigeria and 48 members of his church were among the 200 people killed in a recent outbreak of religious violence that engulfed the central Nigerian state of Plateau. Pastor Samson Bukar and the ....
February 23 (Compass) — Muslim students at Nigeria’s Federal College of Education in the northern city of Yola burned down the home of the school’s provost, a Christian, on January 16. Sources at the college say the attack on Provost Dr. John ....
January 29 (Compass) — For the past three years, 15-year-old Helen James has lived in a refugee camp in central Nigeria following the death of her father, mother, two sisters and three brothers in religious violence that engulfed Christians in the ....
January 26 (Compass) — Christian leaders in northern Nigeria report that enforcement of the Islamic legal code known as sharia is continuing despite protests and drastically impinges on the religious liberty of Christians. According to reports, 23 ....
(Compass) -- Muslim extremists burned down 10 churches and over 100 church-owned properties in November during unprovoked attacks against Christians in the town of Kazaure. According to Rev. Umaru Dutse, Chairman of the Jigawa state chapter of the ....
(Compass) -- Police and military units in the northeastern state of Yobe, Nigeria, ended a violent attempt last week by Muslim militants to carve out an Islamic Republic there. Extremists allegedly affiliated with the Taliban movement in Afghanistan ....
Security Forces Raid Muslim Militants   Published in 2003
(Compass) -- In the pre-dawn hours of December 18, a combined team of army, air force and police personnel stormed a Muslim militant stronghold in the city of Jos, Nigeria, to pre-empt extremist attacks on Christians during the Christmas holidays. ....
(Compass) — Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a U.K.-based Christian human rights organization, is seeking the reinstatement of 11 Christian nurses in Nigeria fired for refusing to change their nurses’ uniforms for Islamic dress. The 11 nurses lost ....
(Compass) — Hundreds of Muslim extremists in Nigeria unleashed violence on the Christian community at the University of Maiduguri on the first weekend of November. The Saturday and Sunday attacks left three Christian students dead and at least 20 ....
(Compass) — Mobs of Muslim fundamentalists rampaged through the town of Kazaure in the northern state of Jigawa, Nigeria, on November 19, burning 11 churches to the ground and destroying Christian homes and businesses. Thousands of Christians have ....
(Compass) —Violent clashes between Muslim and Christian students at educational institutions across Nigeria have increased, with the latest incident occurring at Ahmadu Bello University in Kaduna state. A female Christian student was attacked and ....
(Compass) — A Muslim convert to Christianity narrowly escaped death when he was attacked by a Muslim fanatic on September 15 in the city of Jos, central Nigeria. “It was around 5 p.m. on Monday in my store,” Mr. Lucky Kadri told Compass from his ....
(Compass) — Nigeria is feeling pressure from human rights organizations and the international community to review the death penalty law, according to the justice minister, Akinlolu Olujimi. The ensuing debate has degenerated into a verbal war ....
(Compass) — Authorities of Kumbotso local government council in the state of Kano, Nigeria, have banned Christian worship, a decision that has heightened tensions between Muslims and Christians in the area. “This directive for Christians not to ....
(Compass) — Three years into the implementation of the Islamic legal code known as sharia, Christian leaders in northern Nigeria say that Muslim-controlled states are using the law to persecute Christians. In the state of Niger, five Christian women ....
(Compass) — Over 100 well-armed Muslim militants swarmed into three Christian villages in northern Nigeria on August 25. Seven people were reportedly killed, 30 homes burned and 140 families displaced in the 8 p.m. invasion. The attack on Pamadu, ....
Two Catholic Priests Assassinated   Published in 2003
(Compass) — Two priests of the Roman Catholic Church have been assassinated in southeastern Nigeria. According to a statement issued by the Roman Catholic Secretariat of the Nigerian Catholic Church in Lagos, Father Patrick Ekwuno of Awka Diocese ....
(Compass) — A prominent Christian monarch in southwest Nigeria has been dethroned for his refusal to participate in an animist religious festival. King Oba Samuel Adara Aderiye of Ode Ekiti was nearly lynched when adherents of the cult of Semuregede ....
Muslim-Christian Tensions Simmer   Published in 2003
(Compass) — Evidence of rising political and religious tension recently surfaced in Africa’s most populous nation. On August 4, armed men disguised in pastoral robes forced their way into the residence of Monsignor Obiora Ike, vicar general of the ....
(Compass) — The government of the Nigeria state of Kaduna has released nearly $10 million as compensation for Christian churches and Muslim mosques destroyed in last year’s religious riots. According to state accountant-general Malam Ya’u Shehu, the ....
(Compass) — Muslim fundamentalists attacked the Christian communities of Galadum and Wahim in the Langtang area of Plateau state, killing one person, burning churches and houses and driving off a total of 300 head of cattle. Mr. Nandan Bako, a ....
(Compass) — A tragic burst of ethnic violence between Ijaw and the Itsekiri tribal groups in the town of Koko, Nigeria, claimed the lives of four young children of a Foursquare Gospel pastor. Pastor Matthew Omodion was at his church on the day Ijaw ....
Justice Minister Critical of Sharia   Published in 2003
(Compass) — In his final public speech before leaving office last month, Nigeria’s outgoing Minister of Justice expressed disapproval of sharia, the Islamic justice system implemented in some northern states, describing the law as “procedurally ....
Muslim Terrorists Invade Village   Published in 2003
(Compass) — In the early hours of May 9, some 200 Muslim terrorists invaded the villages of Shirlur and Dadinkowa in Plateau state, raping women, setting houses ablaze and leaving four people dead. Community leader Nantur Zhingven was the first ....
Plots Against Christians Uncovered   Published in 2003
(Compass) — Security agents in Lagos have uncovered a document outlining plans by an extremist Muslim sect to attack Christians while they worship. A one-page letter circulated by members of the Youth Forum Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) disclosed ....
Religious Violence Claims 10 Lives   Published in 2003
(Compass) — Religious violence broke out on June 9 in Numan, a town in the northern state of Adamawa. Clashes between Muslims and Christians left 10 people dead and places of worship destroyed, following the murder of a Christian evangelist at the ....
(Compass) — The governor-elect of the state of Kano in northern Nigeria has disclosed that his administration will implement Islamic law with a human face. Alhaji Ibrahim Shekarau, a Muslim elected in the April 19 gubernatorial elections, said his ....
(Compass) — A zealous Christian preacher and six members of his family died in a house fire on April 22, which Christian leaders believe Muslim militants deliberately set. Sunday Madumere and his family were asleep when flames engulfed their home, ....
Schools Remain a Battleground   Published in 2003
(Compass) — A magistrate court in Nigeria’s southwestern state of Oyo arraigned 24 Muslim militants over a recent attack on Christian schools in Ibadan city. The militants were demanding that all female students wear the hijab, a Muslim head ....
Army Uncovers Arms Smuggling   Published in 2003
(Compass) -- In early February, a Nigerian Army unit intercepted a shipment of weapons in Plateau state apparently intended for use by militant Muslims in attacks against Christians. Engulfed in religious conflicts between Muslims and Christians ....
Religious Conflict Invades Education   Published in 2003
(Compass) -- Religious tension between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria has moved to yet another social arena: education. On February 19, Muslim extremists attacked Christian mission schools in the city of Ibadan, injuring hundreds of students and ....
Religious Violence Erupts Again   Published in 2003
(Compass) -- Religious violence erupted last month in the Nigerian state of Plateau. Residents of predominantly Christian communities in the Langtang district attacked Takbam, Takalafiya and Mabudi villages in retaliation for earlier Muslim ....
Christian Retaliation Increasing   Published in 2003
(Compass) -- Seventeen Christians from various church denominations in Aba, a city in Nigeria’s southern Abia state, were arrested in late January over reprisal attacks on Muslims. Sources said Christians were reacting to “incessant” assaults on ....
One Church Burned, Another Rebuilt   Published in 2003
(Compass) — Muslim militants armed with guns, clubs, machetes and bows and arrows attacked Christian residential areas in the city of Bauchi on December 26 as Christmas celebrations in the city were concluding. Attackers chanted “Allahu Akbar” (God ....
(Compass) — On December 14, officers from the Nigeria federal police force killed four Catholic Christians and injured eight others as the group was returning home on a bus from a crusade and all-night prayer vigil. Charity Chukwu, 18, one of the ....
(Compass) — Seven persons died and five others suffered injuries in a clash between Muslim nomads and Christian peasant farmers in two villages in northern Nigeria. The December 13 violence occurred when Muslim Fulani nomads allowed their cattle to ....
(Compass) — Ninety-one Christians were jailed by the government of Niger state for alleged violations of sharia, or Islamic law. Alhaji Mohammed Bida, chairman of the state’s Islamic enforcement board, stated that 182 police operations were carried ....
(Compass) — At least 250 people have been killed, 200 others wounded and 26 Christian churches burned to the ground by Muslim extremists protesting a Nigerian newspaper article they claim blasphemed the prophet Mohammed. Muslims, angered by a ....
Muslim Extremists Pressure Christians   Published in 2002
(Compass) — Leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in southwest Nigeria have denounced incessant attacks by Muslim extremists on the churches in the area. “The clergy and Christians in Ikota Estate area are increasingly under ....
(Compass) — A judicial body in Katsina state, northern Nigeria, has revealed that justices appointed to courts that try cases involving sharia, the Islamic legal system, are not qualified for the job. Alhaji Mohammed Sabiu Jibya, Chairman of the ....
State Government Demolishes Churches   Published in 2002
(Compass) — State officials in Borno, northern Nigeria, have demolished churches in the capital city of Maiduguri and plan to demolish more, claiming that the buildings infringe on city development ordinances. Christian leaders said that the church ....
(Compass) — Twenty Christian students have been confirmed dead and 50 others injured following a bloody clash with Muslim schoolmates at the Federal College of Education in the city of Zaria, northern Nigeria. Police detained eight people in ....
(Compass) — Political and religious leaders in Nigeria continue an intense debate over the Islamic law of sharia, implemented by 12 of the country’s 36 states. Some Muslim politicians appear to agree with Christian leaders that the imposition of ....
Police Crack Down on Militants   Published in 2002
(Compass) — Plateau state police arrested a Muslim who has been financing attacks against unarmed Christian villagers during the religious conflict that has engulfed northern Nigeria. Alhaji Damina Iya was arrested in the village of Laka on ....
(Compass) -- Twenty-one Christians, including three ministers, are facing prosecution for their part in helping police in southeastern Nigeria expose a cult that has murdered more than 32 persons. Officials have charged the defendants with ....
(Compass) -- Evidence that the Islamic government of Zamfara state in northern Nigeria is stockpiling arms is causing a mass exodus of Christians, who see the move as preparation to wage full-scale jihad (religious war) against them. “The situation ....
(Compass) -- The government of Kano state in northern Nigeria has apparently decided to continue its policy of church demolition until only fifty percent of the existing Christian congregations remain in the state. On August 13, government officials ....
(Compass) — Some 500 persons died in an outbreak of violence between Muslims and Christians in Wase, a town in Plateau state in northern Nigeria. Prominent Christian leaders Vincent Lar, Gabriel Kumdum, and Tsaih Bakinrijia, a former police chief, ....
(Compass) — In a controversial step, the governor of the northern state of Zamfara, Ahmed Sani, a Muslim, announced the enforced use of the Arabic language by all residents of the state, including Christians. Sani, who introduced the Islamic legal ....
(Compass) — The Nigerian Anglican Church condemned the Kaduna state government in northern Nigeria for the incessant religious conflicts between Muslims and Christians that have threatened peaceful co-existence in the state. The church also ....
Islamic Extremists Kill a Christian   Published in 2002
(Compass) — A Christian policeman was killed on June 6 by Muslim extremists in Katsina state in northern Nigeria after he warned an Islamic preacher to stop inciting Muslims against Christians. While preaching to a crowd at the Batsari market, the ....
Christians Face a Variety of Problems   Published in 2002
(Compass) - Religious and ethnic violence between Muslims and Christians continued in May and June, and tensions increased in several states over the use of Islamic law. On May 2 in Jos, Plateau state, 100 persons were feared dead when Muslims and ....
(Compass) - Two Nigerian Muslims who converted to the Christian faith in Mada village of northern Nigeria’s Zamfara state are missing, possibly at the hands of Muslim fundamentalists seeking to kill them for changing their faith. Former Muslims ....
(Compass) - Government officials demolished 11 churches in April. The government claims the three churches demolished in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital territory, did not meet the required building standards, although the pastor of one church stated that ....
(Compass) - Muslim leaders aim to eradicate Christianity in northern Nigeria, says Nigeria’s Defense Minister, Lt. General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma. Danjuma told a gathering of the Northern (Nigeria) Christian Elders Forum on April 20 that ....
(Compass) - Pope John Paul II urged leaders of Nigeria’s Catholic Church to resist attempts by Muslim fundamentalists to impose Islam on the country. The pope’s comments came on April 20 while receiving a group of visiting Nigerian priests in Rome. ....
(Compass) - Fourteen Christians were killed in Enugu city in southeastern Nigeria on Thursday, March 7, when suspected government agents stormed a crusade ground in an alleged attempt to kill a Catholic priest who has been critical of government ....
Islamic Law Declared Unconstitutional   Published in 2002
(Compass) - Nigeria’s Justice Minister, Kanu Agabi, declared in a March 18 letter that the Islamic legal system now in operation in 12 northern states was illegal and unconstitutional. “A court which imposes discriminatory punishments is ....
State Bans House Churches   Published in 2002
(Compass) - Nigeria’s Lagos state has outlawed the use of residential buildings as house churches, and new church building projects must secure governmental approval. Churches were informed on March 27 that failure to adhere to these measures would ....
(Compass) - Nigeria’s Kano state government closed 24 Christian schools because of their refusal to provide Islamic religious studies as part of their curricula. An educational task force was set up by the state government to enforce the ....
Christian Schools Closed   Published in 2002
(Compass) - The Kano state government in northern Nigeria has closed 122 Christian schools, claiming that the schools were operating illegally. Mohammed Tahir Adamu, special adviser to the Kano state governor on Islamic Affairs, denied on February ....
(Compass) - The leader of a Christian organization said on February 23 that Christians in northern Nigeria had become an “endangered species,” citing incessant killings, attacks and destruction of their property. “Christians in northern Nigeria have ....
State Government Closes Two Churches   Published in 2002
(Compass) - The government of Zamfara state in northern Nigeria, which was the first to introduce the Islamic legal system, is saying there are too many churches, and some must be demolished. Two churches were closed in January in Zamfara - the ....
(Compass) - More people die each week in Nigeria as violent conflicts over Islamic law and anti-American sentiment threaten to destabilize large areas of Africa’s most populous country. A security agencies’ report said more than 2,000 persons were ....
State Rejects Islamic Law   Published in 2001
(Compass) - The government of central Nigeria’s Plateau state, which recently experienced violent clashes between Muslims and Christians, has renounced the politicization of religion and vowed never to implement sharia, or Islamic law. Governor ....
(Compass) - Christian leaders in Nigeria continue to reject what they say is a Taliban brand of Islam that is being forced on all religions despite claims it will only affect Muslims. Rev. Henry Ndukuba, Anglican bishop of Gombe Diocese in northern ....
(Compass) - The Commission of Inquiry instituted by the Kaduna state government to investigate the causes of religious riots that rocked the state in February and May last year has recommended the arrest of several top Christian leaders. The ....
Death Toll Rises In Jos Riots   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Students at the University of Jos announced on September 30 the death of two Christian lecturers and 22 Christian students killed during mid-September riots that engulfed this central Nigerian city. Student leaders said academic ....
(Compass) - Persons believed to be Islamic fundamentalists burned three churches in Kaduna city of northern Nigeria on October 6. “It was due to the quick intervention of some Christian residents in the area who alerted security agents at midnight ....
(Compass) - Muslim protestors demonstrating against the U.S. bombardment of Afghanistan attacked and killed about 200 Christians from the Christian community in Kano city from Friday, October 12, through Monday, October 15. Five churches were ....
Arrests Made In Riots   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Three Muslim militants who allegedly wore military uniforms and used military weapons to kill Christians in the central Nigerian city of Jos have been arrested. Mid September clashes between Christians and Muslims left at least 500 dead ....
(Compass) - Nigeria’s presidential constitutional review committee has advised the federal government to halt the adoption of Islamic law, or sharia, in the northern states. Section 10 of the 1999 constitution - which prohibits the adoption of any ....
State Demolishes Churches   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Christian leaders in Kano state, northern Nigeria, said the state government demolished seven churches, set ablaze six churches, and forced several others to close, all during September. Many church leaders said the September 7-17 ....
(Compass) - The religious conflict that engulfed two local government areas of Bauchi state in northern Nigeria during the past two months has resulted in the deaths of more than 200 Christians. The conflict escalated in September when Muslim ....
Five Christian Students Killed   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Five Christian students died during a clash between Muslim and Christian students of the Kaduna State Polytechnic University in Zaria city in northern Nigeria. The conflict broke out on Monday, August 27, during students’ union elections ....
(Compass) - The Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) has accused the government of Bauchi state in northern Nigeria of using Muslim mercenaries to attack Christians in Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro local government areas, which are mainly inhabited by ....
Thirty Killed in Religious Conflict   Published in 2001
(Compass) - At least 30 Christians were killed during a June outbreak of violence between Muslims and Christians in areas of northern Nigeria’s Bauchi state. More than 158 Christian-owned houses were burned, along with two churches and a Bible ....
Christian Preacher Killed   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Evangelist James Abdulkarim Yahaya, a popular Nigerian Christian preacher, was killed on August 6 by men suspected to be Muslim fundamentalists. Yahaya was murdered in the Kado area of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, when four well-armed ....
(Compass) - Twenty church buildings were demolished July 6-13 in Kano city of northern Nigeria by the Kano State Environmental Planning and Protection Agency (KASEPPA) after the agency claimed the churches failed to comply with environmental laws. ....
(Compass) - Religious violence continues to escalate in northern Nigeria as Christians feel increasingly marginalized by the implementation of Islamic (sharia) law. Ten persons were killed in Kaduna state during violent clashes on June 30 between ....
(Compass) - Nigeria’s Catholic Church has sent a «Save Our Soul» order to all its parishes to raise funds to support Christians in northern Nigeria who are facing persecution. «The aim is to raise funds for the education of the unfortunate brethren ....
Christians Challenge Islamic Law   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Three Christian leaders of the Hausa and Fulani ethnic groups in northern Nigeria’s Zamfara state are challenging the legality of the adoption and implementation of the Islamic legal system. The Christian leaders claim that the state ....
More Than 200 Churches Destroyed   Published in 2001
(Compass) - A total of 294 churches have been burned in Kaduna city of northern Nigeria during Muslim-Christian clashes since the Kaduna state government decided to adopt and implement the Islamic legal system last year. The violence has also left ....
(Compass) - The Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) disclosed that 89 of its members, including five pastors, were killed during the sharia-induced riots in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state. Riots broke out in March and May last year, leading to ....
Churches Burned in Gombe State   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Two churches and a mosque were burned to ashes after a riot broke out on May 22 in Kumo town of Gombe state in northern Nigeria following the introduction of two sharia (Islamic law) bills to the state House of Assembly. Both bills seek ....
Churches Must Relocate   Published in 2001
(Compass) - The Katsina state government in northern Nigeria has directed churches in Katsina city, the state capital, to relocate or face demolition, reported Anglican bishop James Kwasu. Church leaders have been told to relocate to a designated ....
Five Christians on Trial   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Five Nigerian Christians - two Anglican priests and three church members - are currently facing trial for assisting two Christian girls who escaped from arranged marriages. The teenage girls were to be forcefully married to Muslims by ....
Saudi Arabia Happy with Islamic Law   Published in 2001
(Compass) - The Saudi Arabian government is happy with the adoption and implementation of sharia, the Islamic legal system, by states in northern Nigeria, said a representative of the Saudi Arabian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs while visiting ....
(Compass) - The Rivers state government in southern Nigeria has returned school property forcefully taken away from churches almost 25 years ago. Rivers state is the first of Nigeria’s 36 states to return all church schools and hospitals. The state ....
A State Rejects Islamic Bill   Published in 2001
(Compass) - The legislative assembly of Edo state in southwestern Nigeria voted against a bill that would have forced the state government to introduce the teaching of Islamic Religious Knowledge to all students in the state’s private and public ....
Bauchi State to Demolish Two Churches   Published in 2001
(Compass) - The Bauchi state government in northern Nigeria has threatened to demolish two churches for zoning violations. The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Environment accused the churches - Deeper Life Bible Church and Spirit Life Assembly ....
Church Vows to Remain   Published in 2001
(Compass) - The Foursquare Gospel Church has pledged to remain in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state despite the introduction of Islamic law (sharia). Rev. Wilson Badejo, general overseer of the church, said that despite losing three of its church ....
Pastor Killed in Ethnic Violence   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Ethnic violence between the Bajju and Ikulu ethnic groups in the Zangon Kataf region of Kaduna state in northern Nigeria have led to the killing of Rev. Sankey Shabayan of the Evangelical Church of West Africa. The ethnic violence ....
(Compass) - The Cross-Rivers state government in southern Nigeria has formally returned seven Christian health institutions to the Catholic Church. The institutions had been forcefully taken over by the federal government in 1986. The state governor ....
(Compass) - Christian leaders in northern Nigeria’s Zamfara state have accused the government of coercing Muslim converts to Christianity into attacking Christians and demolishing church buildings. Christian leaders claim that the government usually ....
Bauchi State Becomes Islamic   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Bauchi state in northern Nigeria passed a legislative bill on February 15 legalizing the implementation of sharia, the Islamic legal system, in the state. Assembly Speaker Alhaji Haruna Bappah told journalists that \"only the Muslim ....
More Churches Destroyed   Published in 2001
(Compass) - At least five churches were destroyed during February in northern Nigeria as the controversial implementation of Islamic law continued in several states. St. Dominic’s Catholic Church was demolished in Dashi village of Zamfara state. ....
(Compass) - Dozens of Nigerian Christian families have fled to Nigeria’s neighbor, Cameroon, because of mounting pressure resulting from the implementation of the Islamic legal system, or sharia, by the Borno state government. \"Our leaders have ....
(Compass) - Muslim extremists went on a rampage in several northern Nigerian states on January 9, attacking Christians and church buildings reportedly because of a lunar eclipse. The attacks took place in Adamawa, Yobe, Sokoto and Borno states, ....
(Compass) - Two Christians in northern Nigeria’s Kano city were publicly given 80 lashes with a cane in late December. Muslim extremists said they were enforcing the Islamic legal code being implemented by the Kano state government. Boniface ....
Zamfara Governor Breaks into Church   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Alhaji Ahmed Sani, the governor of Zamfara state in northern Nigeria, and some of his followers broke into St. Dominics Catholic Church in Dashi on Friday, January 19. Sani ordered the pulpit pulled down and declared \"Allahu Akbar\" ....
(Compass) - Muslim extremists have been deliberately targeting Christian women for rape in northern Nigeria’s Sokoto state since the introduction of the Islamic legal code, Christian leaders there say. \"There is intimidation of Christians and ....
Cultists Ransack Church, Beat Pastor   Published in 2000
(Compass) - Cultists of an African traditional religion known as Oloro ransacked the Christ Apostolic Church at Iloti village on October 18, beating the pastor unconscious and locking his wife and children inside the mission house in which they ....
German Evangelist ‘Banned’   Published in 2000
(Compass) - A group of Muslim leaders known as the Council of Ulama has warned German evangelist Reinhard Bonnke - whose Christian crusades have attracted millions of Nigerians - to be prepared to die if he comes to northern Nigeria, an area of the ....
(Compass) - The destruction of a Catholic church in the Naibawa district of Kano city is one of many cases of harassment and persecution of the Christian community reported since the introduction of Islamic law, or sharia, in Kano state of northern ....
(Compass) - A committee set up by the government of Gombe state in northern Nigeria to consider the implications of sharia, the controversial Islamic legal code, reported that the people do not want Islamic law as proposed by the government. ....
(Compass) - Christians showing the Jesus film in Birnin Kebbi, capital of Nigeria’s Kebbi state, were warned not to continue showing the film. Kebbi, along with several other northern Nigerian states, has adopted sharia (Islamic law). Christians in ....
Casualty Figures Released in Kaduna   Published in 2000
(Compass) - Rev. Dr. Fred Odutola, head of the Nigerian Bible Society, recently reported that about 875 Christians were killed and 800 churches were destroyed during the February and May religious clashes between Muslims and Christians in Kaduna, ....
Kebbi to Join Islamic States   Published in 2000
(Compass) - Northern Nigeria’s Kebbi state plans to begin the implementation of the controversial Islamic legal code, sharia, on December 1, Governor Mohammed Adamu Aliero disclosed on October 13. In July, Aliero signed into law the bill ....
(Compass) - A legislative session at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly in Lafia, the state capital, turned into a boxing match on October 28 after Muslim legislators tried to push through a bill that would adopt sharia, the Islamic code, in the ....
(Compass) - The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) have promised to assist victims of sharia, the Islamic legal code, introduced in most of the country’s northern states. The NMA has banned all of its doctors ....
Catholic Church Warns against Sharia   Published in 2000
(Compass) - The Nigeria Catholic Bishops’ Conference has urged the Nigerian government to find a lasting solution to the controversial issue of implementing the Islamic legal code, or sharia. Failure to do so, the bishops warned, could lead to the ....
(Compass) - Bloody clashes that erupted September 7-9 between Muslims and Christians in Bambam, in northern Nigeria’s Gombe state, left 25 persons dead and property damage estimated in the millions of dollars. The violence was sparked by the visit ....
Victims Languish in Refugee Camps   Published in 2000
(Compass) - Thousands of Christians affected by religious conflicts in Kaduna in northern Nigeria are languishing in refugee camps across the state without receiving help from the government. Many have died in the camps as a result of the outbreak ....
Christians Protest Islamization   Published in 2000
(Compass) - As a growing number of northern Nigerian states implement Islamic law, the cries of protest from Christian leaders are also growing. Christians in Gombe state, which is currently considering establishing sharia, or the Islamic legal ....
Governor Would Fight for Islamic Law   Published in 2000
(Compass) - In August, the Muslim governor of northern Nigeria’s Yobe state signed into law the bill implementing sharia in Yobe, making it the fifth state to begin the full implementation of Islamic law. \"If necessary, we are prepared to fight ....
(Compass) - Saudi Arabia, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Malaysia have offered to assist northern Nigerian states with their implementation of sharia, the Islamic legal system. Governor Turaki of Jigawa state told Muslim leaders on August 14 these countries ....
Islamic Law Brings Increased Friction   Published in 2000
(Compass) - The implementation of Islamic law (sharia) in several northern Nigerian states continues to cause confusion and suffering in Christian communities. In the northern state of Zamfara, Mr. Ejike Ugbaja, a Christian, was sentenced to a ....
Vice President Supports Islamic Law   Published in 2000
(Compass) - The vice president of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a Muslim, declared on July 7 that state governments in northern Nigeria that introduced sharia, the Islamic legal system, did so in conformity with the wishes and aspirations of their ....
Churches Will Challenge Islamic Law   Published in 2000
(Compass) - Disturbed by some northern Nigerian states’ declaration that they are Islamic and have adopted Islam as the state religion, Nigerian Christian churches have resolved to go to court to challenge what they see as an onslaught on their ....
(Compass) - Islamic preacher Alfa Mofoye is wanted by police in Oyo state for the burning of three Baptist churches in Saki. According to Oyo State Police Commissioner Michael Okuo, the police have so far arrested 22 Muslims who allegedly ....
(Compass) - The outbreak of religious conflicts between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria over the adoption of sharia (the Islamic legal system) in some states has spread to the nation’s military ranks. Killings of Christian soldiers and ....
(Compass) - Kano state declared itself Islamic with its June 22 adoption of sharia, the Islamic legal system. On July 2, thirty Christians were arrested on charges of drinking alcohol, a violation of sharia. On June 20, Kano state Governor Kwankwaso ....
Twenty Pastors Killed in Kaduna Riots   Published in 2000
(Compass) - Twenty pastors from various church denominations were among the hundreds of Christians killed during the two religious crises that occurred in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna city in February and May. Among the pastors killed were Rev. Fr. ....
Sokoto Becomes an Islamic State   Published in 2000
(Compass) - Nigeria’s Sokoto state has declared itself Islamic beginning May 29, despite a federal government directive that no state should adopt a state religion. Governor Attahiru Bafarawa, a Muslim, said it was necessary to implement the Islamic ....
(Compass) - Christians in the Islamic Zamfara state say they have been persecuted, coerced and made second class citizens in their own country, and authorities have made no effort to protect them. In late May, the Christian Association of Nigeria ....
(Compass) - A Christian widow, Mrs. Laraba John, 35, has become the first victim of sharia (Islamic legal code) in Niger state in northern Nigeria, following her conviction for brewing a local alcoholic beverage, popularly called Burukutu. Her trial ....
(Compass) - Nigerian churches have expressed concern at the rate at which religious liberty of Christians is being eroded, particularly in northern Nigeria, where Muslims dominate the political power machinery. The Anglican Church of Nigeria says ....
(Compass) - A resurgence of violence between Muslims and Christians erupted on May 23 and 24 in Kaduna city of northern Nigeria. \"There are silent killings still going on, making the actual death toll difficult, but information from Christian and ....
Bauchi State to Implement Sharia   Published in 2000
(Compass) - The Bauchi state government in north-central Nigeria will implement sharia, the Islamic legal code, very soon, the majority leader in the State House of Assembly (legislature) said at an April 14 press conference. He added that the move ....
(Compass) - Governor Umaru Musa Yar’Adua of Katsina state in northern Nigeria has assured Muslims on the implementation of sharia, the Islamic legal system. On April 19, Yar’Adua sent a bill to the State House of Assembly that, if passed, would ....
(Compass) - Muslim extremists burned two Baptist churches built in 1902 in Saki town, in southwestern Nigeria’s Oyo state, on Tuesday, April 25. Muslims, reportedly angered by the Easter activities taking place in churches, decided to embark on ....
(Compass) - A convicted thief had his right hand amputated in Nigeria’s Zamfara state in late March, becoming the first victim of the Islamic legal system introduced in the state last year. The man, Bello Buba, is said to have stolen a cow. He was ....
Anti-Sharia Riots   Published in 2000
(Compass) - Wanting revenge for the deadly February-March attacks on Christians in northern Nigeria by Muslim extremists, Christians in southern Nigeria killed more than 500 Muslims. Christian protests against sharia (Islamic law) were triggered by ....
(Compass) - Nigerian police authorities reported that 123 churches were burned and 55 mosques razed during the Kaduna religious riots in late February that involved violent clashes between Christians and Muslims over the implementation of sharia ....
Christians Attacked in Borno State   Published in 2000
(Compass) - A Christian-Muslim conflict in Damboa in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state resulted in the deaths of 15 Christians, and four churches were burned. The attack on Christians by Muslims broke out on March 27 and lasted through the next ....
Police Disperse Christian Crusade   Published in 2000
(Compass) - Police in Jos dispersed a March 19 Christian crusade being held in the city center. The inter-denominational crusade organized under the auspices of the New Life for All Christian Ministry had attracted thousands of people from various ....
Calls for Reconciliation   Published in 2000
(Compass) - Following religious riots in late February, Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo called for the country to eschew all forms of violence and embrace peace, so that reconciliation and development can take place. Obasanjo made the call ....
Government Suspends Islamic Law   Published in 2000
(Compass) - The Nigerian government suspended the implementation of sharia, the Islamic legal system, on February 29. The move followed mass killings and destruction of property in Kaduna, in northern Nigeria, as a result of riots for and against ....
(Compass) - Clashes between Muslims and Christians in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna February 21-24 left hundreds dead and thousands homeless. At least 36 churches and several mosques were burned. The city was put under a 24-hour curfew for ....
Muslim Leaders Insist on Islamic Law   Published in 2000
(Compass) - Fear is growing that clashes between Christians and Muslims will increase, as Muslim leaders continue to insist on the implementation of sharia, or Islamic law, despite National Council of State orders that it be suspended. Alhaji Shehu ....
Niger State Complies   Published in 2000
(Compass) - Niger state in north-central Nigeria has suspended the implementation of sharia, the Islamic legal system, in compliance with a February 29 directive by the federal government that all states in northern Nigeria planning for sharia must ....
Riot Erupts in Sokoto   Published in 2000
(Compass) - Three Christians were killed and one church was set on fire in Nigeria’s northwestern city of Sokoto on March 7 as the controversy over sharia, or Islamic law, erupted in another outbreak of violence. Muslim university students had taken ....
(Compass) - Christians protesting the government’s decision to introduce sharia (Islamic legal system) in Niger state effectively paralyzed all business activity for three consecutive days, January 17-19, in Minna, the capital city. The entire town ....
Kaduna to Join Sharia States   Published in 2000
(Compass) - Following a Kaduna state decision to implement sharia, the Islamic legal system, Muslim groups have continued to besiege the state House of Assembly, demanding quick enactment. Islamic leaders led hundreds of Muslims in a solidarity ....
(Compass) - Nine Muslim extremists are currently standing trial in central Nigeria for allegedly vandalizing and burning 18 churches in Ilorin city on December 18. The nine men are being charged with criminal conspiracy, theft and causing mischief. ....
Muslim Fanatics Destroy 18 Churches   Published in 2000
(Compass) - More than 2000 Muslims attacked 18 churches on Saturday, December 18, in central Nigeria, destroying property worth $40 million. One associate pastor narrowly escaped with his life. Although no one was killed, the residents of Ilorin ....
Police to Pay Church Damages   Published in 2000
(Compass) - The Federal High Court has ordered Nigeria’s Plateau state police commissioner to pay $3,000 to Glorious Hope Gospel Mission in Jos over the illegal closure of the church by police early in 1999. The police had also arrested the pastor. ....
(Compass) - In Zamfara state, 20 detained Christians are scheduled to be tried under sharia (Islamic law) after the new legal system takes effect on January 27. In Gusau, the capital city of Zamfara, some Christian families have moved out of the ....