Posts Tagged ‘Boko Haram’

Boko Haram burns Catholic building Comments 0

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

A Catholic building used as a religious instruction centre was one of 22 buildings burned by Boko Haram militants during an attack on Monday in northwestern Nigeria. The centre had only recently been rebuilt after Boko Haram destroyed it in 2014. Read more Related Posts:Children given to Boko Haram as suicide bombersGunmen kill 11, wound Read more

Children given to Boko Haram as suicide bombers Comments 0

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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Children, especially girls from the North-East of Nigeria, are being donated by their parents to Boko Haram for indoctrination and suicide bombing missions. This practice must stop, says the Nigerian Army. It is begging religious, traditional and community rulers  to dissuade parents from donating their children as sacrifices to be strapped with Improvised Explosive Devices, Read more

Nigerian Christians starved in refugee camps Comments 0

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Nigerian Christians are being starved in refugee camps. They are often forced to the back of food and essential supply queues by other refugees because they are Christian and in the minority. They have had to flee from Boko Haram and are in camps in northern Nigeria. Read more       Related Posts:Caritas, Mosul, Read more

Bishops reject call for mass abortions for terror victims Comments 0

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Nigeria’s Catholic bishops have spoken out against calls for mass abortions for some of the pregnant women rescued from Boko Haram. The bishops’ conference health committee chair Bishop Anselm Umoren told a press conference the life of every baby is distinct from that of the parents. Aborting the unborn children of the rescued women would Read more

Bishop says Jesus told him Rosary will stop Boko Haram Comments 0

Friday, April 24th, 2015

A Nigerian bishop has said that Jesus appeared to him in a vision and indicated that praying the Rosary would rid the nation of Boko Haram terrorists. Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri diocese, in Borno State, recounted the details of his vision to a conference in Spain this month. The Catholic News Agency reported Read more

Nigerian bishop bans women from bringing hand-bags to Mass Comments 0

Friday, July 4th, 2014

A Nigerian diocese has banned women from attending church services while carrying hand-bags. Bishop Calistus Onaga of Enugu diocese directed all his parish priests to announce this during recent Sunday Masses. The hand-bag ban is a security measure in response to recent incursions by Boko Haram militants, especially a foiled bomb attack at a church. Read more

Catholics risk their lives to attend Mass in Nigerian city Comments 0

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Catholics in a Nigerian city are risking their lives to attend Sunday Mass, as their community has fallen prey to violence from radical extremists. “There were a lot of bomb explosions, but that did not seem to deter people from coming to church,” said Fr John Bakeni, the celebrant of a March 14 Mass in Read more

Terrorist attacks on church and mosque in Nigeria Comments 0

Friday, August 10th, 2012

A terrorist attack on an evangelical Christian church in central Nigeria, in which at least 20 people including the pastor were killed, has been followed a day later by a similar attack on a mosque. The assault on the main mosque of Okene showed the true nature of the terrorist attacks by the Islamist insurgency Read more