Nigeria

Terrorists on the move in Nigeria

Last Saturday, Boko Haram showed the world once again that Islamist extremism is not just a religious issue. Yes, Christians have been targeted over and over by the blood thirsty militias operating in Northern Nigeria. But targeting day labourers for hurting their pride is not beneath them. A group of labourers gathering the rice harvest in Borno state in the

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Nigeria: Death is not the only danger

We have been reporting regularly on the fate of Christians in Nigeria, who are being killed at alarming rates. However, the number of deaths does not adequately reflect the magnitude of suffering. Christian Concern recently shared a report that about 100 villages in Kaduna state in Nigeria’s Middle Belt have been taken over by Fulani militants. This means that an

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A teenage mum in captivity

When writing about the persecution of Christians in Nigeria, it is tempting to begin with numbers, and use words like ‘genocide’. Yes, numbers are staggering, but for us who are far away, it is important to be introduced to some of our brothers and sisters by name, and to see their faces. Today I want to introduce you to Leah

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