Pastor Saint and the Nigeria Story

Remember to Pray for our Spiritual Family in Nigeria

ICC Note It was reported that a group of 2,000 Herdsman attacked the Ovre-Abraka community in Nigeria. The police however deny this account, saying no new attacks have occurred. These communities are concerned that if the authorities continue to deny these attacks it will allow the herdsman to continue to kill and destroy Christian communities.…Continue reading…

ICC Note Bola Tinubu, of Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress, claims that the rumors on a potential coup plot in Nigeria are unfounded due to the strength and maturity of the Nigerian democracy. However, the prospect of Christian vice president Yemi Osinbajo, completing Buhari’s term will continue to stoke sectarian tension. Continuing sectarian tension has fueled violence…Continue reading…

ICC Note   This month, 82 of the “Chibok girls” were freed after being held captive since April 2014. Their parents were led on buses to their daughters. After being gone for three years, the reunion of the parents and their daughters was emotional. Nevertheless, there are still over 100 girls still missing. Most people…Continue reading…

ICC Note Since the beginning of the month, West Africa has been hit with a spate of suicide bombings. Often these bombers are females, who have been forced by their kidnappers to conduct the suicide attacks. Boko Haram uses women because they are more likely to pass unnoticed. They have used this tactic to blow…Continue reading…

ICC Note According to News Busters the term ‘war on women’ is often used in our current political climate without acknowledging the war that is conducted against persecuted women abroad. In fact, Christian women abroad face a ‘double persecution’ that makes them vulnerable to rape, kidnapping and family members slain before their eyes. Because women…Continue reading…

ICC Note   Two suicide bombers attempted to enter the University of Maiduguri’s BOT Hostel for female students. The resulting panic led to a stampede that injured several of the students. In a heroic gesture, a security guard stopped one of the suicide bombers from gaining access. Two other bombs went off in other locations…Continue reading…

ICC Note Boko Haram grew out of a region in Nigeria called Maiduguri in the state of Borno. Boko Haram roughly means “western education is sin.” In addition, to carrying out violence against Christians, Boko Haram has attacked schools, leaving the almost 52,000 orphans in Borno without an education. Without education, these children are susceptible to…Continue reading…

ICC Note   With the second medical leave of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, there is widespread fear that a coup will overthrow his administration. Even if these fears do not materialize, the tensions and instability associated with a potential coup could lead to additional attacks against Christians with the lack of clear leadership.   2017-05-18…Continue reading…

ICC Note It has been reported that five Christian groups are accusing the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of running Nigeria’s government like a Muslim organization. They contend that Buhari has allowed attacks on Christians, does not treat Christians and Muslims equally, and is trying to take Christian studies out of the schools. They claim…Continue reading…

ICC Note: CAN has made several accusations against the Nigerian government because of the difficulties, challenges and hostility that Christians have to face in the country. Christians are constantly persecuted by Islamic radicals, being unable to practice and express their faith freely like other religions do. Furthermore, many of the crimes committed against Christians are…Continue reading…