Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria’

Priest abducted in southern Nigeria freed

Monday, March 9th, 2020

A diocesan priest abducted from southern Nigeria is now free after being held in captivity for nearly three days. “I have been reliably informed that Father David Echioda has been released by his abductors. Thank you for your prayers and support during this difficult time,” said an official of the Diocese of Otukpo in a Read more

Hundreds of abused men rescued from Nigerian Quranic school

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Police have freed more than 300 young men from torture and abuse in a Quranic school in northern Nigeria. A police raid on Oct. 14 found them chained and subjected to various physical abuses inside the boarding school based in Katsina. Katsina’s police chief Sanusi Buba told reporters that the house had more than 300 Read more

Christian genocide results in 6,000 deaths since January

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Christian genocide has led to the murder of about 6,000 Nigerians since January. Most of the dead are women and children. Hard on the heels of the murder of 238 Christians in Plateau State the weekend before last, a church, hospital and some 17 houses were torched in a central Nigerian village during an hour-long Read more

Boko Haram burns Catholic building

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:Catholic Church builds mosque for internally…International donor giving $10 million to Read more

War declared by Nigerian bishop

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

War has been declared by Paulinus Ezeokafor, Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese in Nigeria, following an attack on a seminary. During the attack, a priest was shot and two people “mercilessly beaten.” The perpetrators also shot continuously at seminary rector’s residence. The attack was allegedly carried out by Fulani herdsmen on Monday. In response, Ezeokafor Read more

Attack was satanic: congregation and priests killed at Mass

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

In an attack described as satanic, two priests are among the dead after gunmen attacked a Catholic church in Nigeria. The exact number of dead and wounded is not clear. Between 15 and 19 people are said to have died while numerous others were shot. The Ayar-Mbalom community is located in Nigeria’s “Middle Belt” where Read more

Pope accepts Nigerian bishop’s resignation

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Pope Francis has accepted a Nigerian bishop’s resignation after months of attempting to convince Nigerian clergy to accept Bishop Ebere Okpaleke’s authority. Priests of Ahiara diocese, Mbaise in Nigeria’s Imo state have consistently refused to accept Okpaleke since his appointment nearly six years ago. Pope Benedict XVI appointed Okpaleke Bishop of Ahiara. Local clergy and Read more

Muslims’ right to Islamise Nigeria, says Bishop

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Christians complaining about Muslims trying to Islamise Nigeria have themselves to blame, says the Nigerian bishop Dr Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo. In his opinion, not only do Muslims have a right to Islamise Nigeria because a Muslim is in power, Christians gave away the opportunity to Christianise the country. “I’ve always shared the view of one Read more

Children given to Boko Haram as suicide bombers

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 priest resigns to get closer to God

Monday, August 7th, 2017

A Nigerian priest and inspirational radio broadcaster shocked listeners when he announced that he was quitting the Catholic Church. Patrick Edet has hosted a popular live programme called Grace and Inspiration in his home state of Akwa Ibom for several years. Last Wednesday instead of broadcasting his usual inspirational message he said “On 31 of Read more