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Suicide Bombing Hits Another Church in Jos, Nigeria

Boko Haram Islamic extremist finds weak link in military security chain. By Abdias Pasoville

Blast Wreaks Bloodshed on Two Churches in Bauchi, Nigeria

Suspected Islamic extremist suicide bomber kills at least 10, injures more than 30. By Abdias Pasoville

Injuries Severe after Bauchi, Nigeria Suicide Bomb Attack

Islamic extremist bombing, alleged military shooting, kill 21. By Abdias Pasoville

Violence Continues in Nigeria as Akinola Criticizes President

Muslim extremists have killed more than officials know, Christian leaders say. By Abdias Pasoville

Islamic Terrorist Bases Raided in Nigerian Cities of Jos, Kano

Military responds to attacks by Boko Haram extremists on churches, other sites. By Abdias Passoville

Suicide Bombers Attack Worship Service in Jos, Nigeria

Suicide Bombers Attack Worship Service in Jos, Nigeria At least one Christian dead, 38 injured in blast at denominational headquarters. By Obed Minchakpu

Survivors Desperately Seek Loved Ones in Jos, Nigeria Blast

Confirmed death toll rises to nine in Islamic extremist bombing at Catholic church. By Obed Minchakpu

REVISED: Survivors Desperately Seek Loved Ones in Jos, Nigeria Blast

Confirmed death toll rises to nine in Islamic extremist bombing at Catholic church. By Obed Minchakpu

Parents Torn over Loss of Daughter in Nigeria

Catholic troubled by Muslim college instructor disappears in volatile northeast. By Obed Minchakpu

Suicide Bomber Targets Churches in Kaduna, Nigeria

Repelled by church security, suspected Islamic extremist detonates blast at nearby taxi stand. By Obed Minchakpu

Bombers Attack Center in Christian Area of Jos, Nigeria

Suspected Islamic extremists throw explosive, injuring at least four. By Obed Minchakpu

Two Churches Targeted in Bomb Attack in Nigeria

Five injured; in Christmas Day blast in nearby Madalla, seven left blind. By Obed Minchakpu

Christians Face Harsh Realities of Nigerian Church Bombing

Amid anguish and mourning, church leaders distinguish between defense and retaliation. By Lekan Otufodunrin and Obed Minchakpu

Persecution Increased Most in Sudan, Nigeria, Report Says

Open Doors’ 2012 World Watch List ranks countries where Christians suffered in 2011. By Jeff M. Sellers

Five Christians Slain in Another Assault in Kaduna, Nigeria

Five Christians Slain in Another Assault in Kaduna, Nigeria Two others killed in Muslim attack on another village last month. By Obed Minchakpu

Christian Areas of Jos, Nigeria Bombed, Killing One

Explosions hit three TV viewing centers during high-profile soccer match. By Obed Minchakpu

Christian Woman Killed in Nigeria’s Kaduna State

Suspected Muslim gunmen shoot her, her husband and his cousin. Obed Minchakpu

At Least 45 Christians Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria

Ethnic Fulanis crying ‘Allahu akbar!’ attack church, communities. By Obed Minchakpu

Muslim Extremists Destroy Lives, Church Buildings in Nigeria

One woman, three girls killed as northeastern states of Yobe, Bauchi heat up. By Obed Minchakpu

Violence in Yobe State, Nigeria Aimed Mainly at Christians

More than 130 of 150 slain were Christians, church leaders say. By Obed Minchakpu

Attack on Church Compound in Kenya Kills Two, Wounds Three

Children among the dead, injured in grenade blast at church guard’s house. By Simba Tian

Three Christians Killed in Attacks in Nigeria’s Kaduna State

Armed Muslim gang raids church, neighboring village; 8-year-old among 13 injured. By Obed Minchakpu

Christian Mother of Five in Nigeria Killed

Soldiers containing inter-religious youth fighting shoot her in her home. By Obed Minchakpu

Islamic Extremist Group Kills Another Christian in Nigeria

Evangelist sent to northern Nigeria’s Borno state is slain after staff was evacuated. By Obed Minchakpu

More than 100 Christians Killed in Nigeria’s Plateau State

Entire families slaughtered in month of attacks, apparently with military help. By Obed Minchakpu

Muslim Extremists in Nigeria Kill Christians in Two States

Five dead in Niger, three in Kaduna after attacks the past two weeks. By Obed Minchakpu

Nigerian Army Said to Help in Slaughter of Christians

Plateau state governor fears alleged involvement of soldiers sets dangerous precedent. By Obed Minchakpu

Muslim Extremists from Niger Help Kill Christians in Nigeria

Boy, 10, and security guard for local official among those slain. By Obed Minchakpu

Two Bombs Explode Near Churches in Jos, Nigeria

Two Bombs Explode Near Churches in Jos, Nigeria Police probe motives for weekend blasts in areas where Islamic sect leaders live. By Obed Minchakpu

Churches in Nigeria Shuttered, Reduced with Uptick in Terrorism

Christians flee northern city as Boko Haram is said to be planning massive assault. By Obed Minchakpu

Funeral Held for Christians Killed in Suleja, Nigeria Bombing

Church leader makes urgent call for government to restore order. By Obed Minchakpu

Pastor, Church Official Shot Dead in Nigeria

Muslim militants of Boko Haram blamed for killings in Borno state. By Obed Minchakpu

Christian Communities near Town in Nigeria Disappearing

Islamist attacks drive Christians from two villages in Bauchi state; two Christians dead. By Obed Minchakpu

Muslim Extremists Burn Church Building, Homes in Nigeria

At least 35 Christians have fled Plateau state town after attack. By Obed Minchakpu

Nigerian Pastor’s Wife, Children among Christians Killed in Attack

********** Islamic extremists target Christian village near Bogoro, Bauchi state. By Obed Minchakpu

Nigerian Church Leaders Call for Probe into Election Violence

Nigerian Church Leaders Call for Probe into Election Violence Islamic attacks on churches reflected religious dimension of political conflict, Christians say.

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Call Bauchi Violence Premeditated

Numerous weapons and mercenaries point to plans awaiting a triggering incident, they say. By Obed Minchakpu

Nigerian Violence Claims Lives of Christians

Cycle of attacks sparked by Christmas Eve bombings leaves growing list of victims. By Lekan Otufodunrin and Obed Minchakpu

Tensions High in Nigeria after Christians Killed in Bombings

Islamic extremist Boko Haram sect attacks churches in Borno, Plateau states. By Lekan Otufodunrin

Muslim Youths Destroy Church Buildings, Pastor’s Home

Attacks in Kano state said to stem from hostility by converts to Islam, land dispute. LAGOS, Nigeria, May 21 MPBS24/7 REPORT From(CDN) — 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.

Pastor, Wife Killed in Northern Nigeria

Suspected Islamists kidnap, slay couple in Bauchi state. LAGOS, Nigeria, April 20 MPBS24/7 REPORT From(CDN) — 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.

Second Wave of Attacks Near Jos, Nigeria Leaves 13 Christians Dead

Villagers try to console a mother who lost family to the Muslim Fulani attack in Byei. Muslim Fulani herdsmen strike two more villages, slaughtering women and children.

Islamic Assailants Kill Hundreds of Christians Near Jos

A survivor among the many children slain in Sunday's attacks on Christians in villages near Jos. Fulani herdsmen strike Christian villages, slaying mainly ethnic Berom with machetes.

Christians in Nigeria Decry Police Inaction in Church Burnings

Zamfara state assailants emboldened by lack of prosecution in Jos mayhem, CAN leader says. LAGOS, Nigeria, February 26 MPBS24/7 REPORT From (CDN) — 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.

Death Toll of Christians 48 in Jos, Nigeria Clash

Victim of religious violence that began on Jan. 17 in Jos hospital. (Photo: Christian Solidarity Worldwide) Outbreak of violence in Plateau state results in burning of 10 church buildings.

Anglican Archbishop Kidnapped in Southern Nigeria

Archbishop of Benin Diocese Peter Imasuen Gunmen abduct Edo state chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria after service.

Two Church of Christ in Nigeria Journalists Killed in Jos

Other Christians murdered in area that continues to be wracked by violence. LAGOS, Nigeria, April 27 MPBS24/7 REPORT From(CDN) — 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.

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