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Burned vehicles after Good Friday raid on April 7, 2023, in Ngban, Benue state, Nigeria.

Advocates for persecuted Christians in Nigeria question U.S. report that portrays Fulani as victims

May 2, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Advocates for persecuted Christians in Nigeria are criticizing a new report prepared by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.   Read more

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5-year-old beheaded, 33 killed in Nigeria; Christian foundation calls for action

Apr 20, 2023

By Agnes Aineah

A 5-year-old boy was reportedly beheaded when Islamists attacked a village in southern Kaduna State, leaving dozens of people dead. Read more

Janada Marcus, 22, was forced to flee Boko Haram with her family twice before the terrorists attacked them again, killing her father and kidnapping her.

‘My parishioners shot dead in cold blood’: Priests, lay faithful describe attacks in Nigeria

Mar 8, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Aid to the Church in Need has released firsthand testimonies of Catholic faithful who have survived torture, kidnappings, and massacres. Read more

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Report: Wave of murders after elections in Nigeria forces Catholic diocese staff to evacuate

Mar 3, 2023

By Agnes Aineah

Dozens of people were reportedly killed in attacks on villages in Nigeria’s Benue State Wednesday, a diocesan official said. Read more

In an interview with ACN, Clement Usoo, 65, described witnessing the massacre of members of his family at the hands of Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria.

Witness to horror: A Christian farmer in Nigeria saw his family massacred

Feb 16, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Clement Usoo, whose family was massacred by Fulani herdsmen in 2019, shared his story in a testimony published Wednesday by... Read more

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Dozens still in captivity after Christmas Day attack in Nigeria, Catholic priest says

Jan 11, 2023

By Jude Atemanke

On Christmas Day 2022, militant Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists attacked Angwan Aku village, reportedly killing one person and abducting... Read more

Police and residents of Wumat, a farming town 45 miles south of Jos, Nigeria, arrive to survey damage and help survivors of a terrorist attack on Nov 22, 2022.

Despite incessant attacks, Nigerian Catholics keep their faith

Dec 2, 2022

By Douglas Burton, Masara Kim

Attacks by groups of Islamist militia variously called “herdsmen,” “bandits,” or “unknown gunmen” increasingly victimize farming towns in Nigeria. Read more

Catholic journalist Luka Binniyat will stand trial on charges of "cyberstalking" after reporting on the massacre of Christians in Nigeria.

Journalist who reported on massacre of Nigerian Christians to stand trial for “cyberstalking”

Aug 18, 2022

By Douglas Burton

Luka Binniyat, a Catholic human rights reporter, is facing prison after writing an article in which the Nigerian government was... Read more

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Report: 17 Christians killed every day in Nigeria in first half of 2021

Jul 31, 2021

By CNA Staff

More than 3,000 Christians were murdered in 2021’s first 200 days. Read more

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‘This thing’s going to blow up on us’: The religious extremism fueling violence in Nigeria

May 14, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Escalating bloodshed in Nigeria is fueled in part by religious extremism – and the United States must recognize this in... Read more

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Nigerian herdsmen kill 19 in Catholic church attack

Apr 26, 2018

At least 19 people, including two priests, were killed on Tuesday when nomadic cattle farmers in central Nigeria opened fire... Read more