Tag: Christians

Mike Pompeo: The Persecution of Christians in Nigera deserves our attention

Every single day in Nigeria, Christians aren’t just having their right to religious freedom denied – they are being murdered because of their faith in Jesus. I have often spoken of the importance of religious liberty to a free society.  It is a foundational freedom.  No society that denies its people the[Read More…]

Christian Association of Nigeria say Buhari is dishonest for claiming 90% victims of Boko Haram are Muslims

Christians Association of Nigeria, CAN, has refuted President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that 90 per cent of Boko Haram victims were Muslims, saying he was being dishonest about the reality on the ground. Rev. John Hayab, CAN’s Vice Chairman (Northern region), said in a chat with Vanguard Newspaper on Tuesday that[Read More…]

General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) says he sees no reason to be remorseful over the civil war

Former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) says he sees no reason he should be remorseful over the civil war. Gowon, in interview he granted the Hausa service of the BBC on the 50th anniversary of ending Biafran war, monitored by our reporter, explained that  “The Biafran war was[Read More…]

Sultan of Sokoto says Muslims in Nigeria will not be provoked to take up arms

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, yesterday called for continued dialogues over issues of religion in the country. DailyTrust Newspaper reports that the Sultan said, making public comments do not help but aggravate the issues, assuring that[Read More…]

Nigerian Imam Risked His Life To Shelter Christians From Muslim Gunmen

When an imam in Nigeria saw hundreds of desperate, frightened families running into his village last Saturday, he decided to risk his life to save theirs. They were fleeing from a neighbouring village – a mainly Christian community. They say they came under attack at about 15:00 (14:00 GMT) from[Read More…]

CAN Says It Will Resist Attempt To Turn Nigeria Into A Refugee Camp For Christians

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says it will resist any attempt to turn the country into a refugee camp for Christians. The body also accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of choosing to be silent on issues affecting them, despite being in office to “primarily represent the interest of Christians”. It[Read More…]

Pastor Wants Christians To Boycott Cow Meat Over Fulani ‘Herdsmen’ Killings

Dele Ikeorha, a pastor and president of the Laybible Translation Group, wants Christians all over the country to stop eating cow meat to protest the killings of Christians by Fulani herdsmen. The herdsmen have been accused of repeated attacks on farming communities across the country. In a piece entitled ‘Call[Read More…]

CAN Says Buhari Not Doing Enough To Tackle The Menace of Religious Killings

David Bakare, a Bishop and zonal chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the north-west, says the federal government is not doing enough to tackle the menace of religious killings in the country. Addressing journalists in Kaduna on Wednesday, Bakare lamented that the northern part of the country[Read More…]

Again, Presidency Says Buhari Not Favouring Muslims Against Christians

The Presidency, yesterday, said President Muhammadu Buhari was not favourably disposed to Muslims against Christians, following the outcry that trailed the concessionary rate of N197 to $1 granted intending pilgrims for 2016 Hajj operations. The Presidency reaction was conveyed through the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and[Read More…]

Blow Up Every Church, Kill All Christians, Declares New BokoHaram Leader

Abu Musab al-Barnawi announced as the new “wali,” or governor of Boko Haram by ISIS on Wednesday has vowed to intensify bombing of churches and killing Christians while ending attacks on mosques and markets used by ordinary Muslims, according to an interview published Wednesday in a publication by the Islamic[Read More…]