Most took place at Islamic environments by members of the own family. “It is the most despicable expression of gender-based violence”, says the minister of Justice.
In Plateau alone, where the latest massacre took place, at least 315 Christians have been killed and 80,000 displaced since April 2023. The Christian Association of Nigeria organised a demonstration.
Armed groups attacked around 20 small villages in Plateau state in 2 days. Christian leaders urge authorities to take action to prevent future threats.
“This is the third attack on our community. Please pray for us”, say evangelicals in the area.
“Our evangelist was killed because of his passion for preaching the good news of Jesus Christ, especially to Muslims”, said the pastor of Bere’s church in Uganda.
Extortion and violence are on the rise, especially in Port-au-Prince, which is suffering a gang war. Christians from several churches and ministries ask for prayer and help.
Christian leaders in Nigeria believe herdsmen attacks on Christian communities are inspired by their desire to forcefully take over Christians’ lands and impose Islam.
The state has been severely hit lately by Fulani herdsmen, who also killed 46 Christians last June.
Town halls, schools and public transports are attacked in the second night of riots. Over 150 have been detained as Macron calls to “reverence and calm”.
As the leader of the self-proclaimed Good News International Church movement goes on trial, the national Evangelical Alliance condemns the tragedy and calls for legal action.
“Since December 2022, they started threatening to kill us if we continued missing attending the mosque”, said the pastor’s wife.
A teenage student stabbed the woman with a knife. Authorities have not yet reported about the motivation for the attack.
He helped a pastor begin Christian-Muslim debates in mid-2021, and in one year over 100 Muslims put their faith in Christ.
Fulani extremists attacked several towns, burning more than 100 houses. 53 Christians were kidnapped and are still held captive.
When the five evangelical church planters refused to renounce Christ, Muslim extremists seized them and let them drown in central Uganda’s Lake Kyoga.
The church of the pastor was destroyed by fire. A delegation of French evangelicals was visiting the country to discuss the application of the ‘separatism law’ in the overseas region.
Assailants left a note on his body stating that they were Maoists who had killed the pastor for being a “police informer”.
She was very outspoken about her faith. Police suspected her family was connected to the killing.
Somali militant group was suspected of joining the attacks. “Please pray for the families affected. People have fled from the area for fear of their lives”, evangelicals say.
Over the past 20 years, prison authorities encourage the creation of units run by evangelical inmates. “We bring peace to the prisons”, says a pastor in the city of Rosario.
The Reverend Dauda Bature of the First Evangelical Church Winning All in Kaduna state, was kidnapped by armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen in November while working on his farm.
It was the second attack on Christians in the area in one week. Fulani herdsmen killed six Christians from one family and other four were killed in four homes.
The workers of Christian Aid Ministries, including 5 children, were abducted in October. Christians are called “to continue to pray for the full resolution of this situation”.
An OSCE report shows that graffiti, vandalism and arson attacks against churches are some of the more common crimes. There are 70% more cases reported than in 2019.
At least eight more Christians slain in October. “Christians are being killed, and the government exhibits carelessness”, said evangelical leaders in Kaduna.