Church welcomes US designation of Boko Haram as Foreign Terrorist Organisation

Church welcomes US designation of Boko Haram as Foreign Terrorist Organisation
One of the major organisations representing Christians in Nigeria has welcomed the US State Department’s announcement on Nov 13 that it has designated Boko Haram a Foreign Terrorist group (FTO). The Department also classified its splinter group Ansaru as an FTO. Boko Haram is believed to have links to Al-Qaeda . . . Read More

Goodluck Jonathan’s amnesty gamble

Goodluck Jonathan’s amnesty gamble
A month ago, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said he would not negotiate with the militant Islamic sect Boko Haram because they were “ghosts,” faceless adversaries who would not step forward. That was then. This Wednesday, the President is scheduled to formally inaugurate a committee to explore amnesty for Boko Haram . . . Read More

Widest church grouping raises funds for Boko Haram’s almost 800 victims during 2012

Widest church grouping raises funds for Boko Haram’s almost 800 victims during 2012
The most dangerous country for a Christian to live during 2012 was, arguably, Nigeria. That’s what research for the 2013 edition of the World Watch List shows up: it’s produced by the global Christian organisation Open Doors, whose researchers monitor the persecution of Christians worldwide. “Between November 2011 and October . . . Read More

Suicide bombers attack worship service in Jos, Nigeria

Suicide bombers attack worship service in Jos, Nigeria
Two suicide bombers from the Boko Haram Islamist sect drove a car laden with bombs into the worship service of a Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) congregation here this morning, killing at least one Christian and injuring dozens of other church members, sources said. A man claiming to be . . . Read More