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Alabama Baptists featured in ‘Disturbances’ documentary on 1966 Nigerian genocide

By Mary Wimberly Samford University During a bloody 1966 genocide in Nigeria that ended with as many as 50,000 Igbo tribe members murdered, a group of Christian missionaries risked their own lives to save others. Among them were former Samford University … Continue reading

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Nigeria claims successes against Boko Haram

ABUJA, Nigeria (BP) — A new multination military offensive is causing Boko Haram to surrender “en masse,” a Nigerian military official claimed Sept. 13, just as humanitarian aid groups said Boko Haram attacks were creating a major hunger crisis in … Continue reading

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Discipleship vital for Nigerian believers to withstand Boko Haram terrorism

NIGERIA (BP, BWA) — Nominal Christianity fueled by a lack of discipleship is a major obstacle in standing against Boko Haram’s persecution of believers in Nigeria, said Durosinjesu Ayanrinola, general secretary of the All Africa Baptist Fellowship (AABF) consisting of more … Continue reading

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Gatestone Institute report finds nearly 200 Christian churches destroyed in swell of violence

NEW YORK CITY (TAB) — The Gatestone Institute released a report Jan. 2 that revealed from August 2014 to October 2014 nearly 200 Christian churches were destroyed in Nigeria by Islamic extremists Boko Haram, displacing more than 190,000 people. The … Continue reading

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Kidnapped schoolgirls’ freedom delayed

NIGERIA (TAB, BP) — Disheartening reports recently surfaced related to the announced coming release of the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria. Nigeria’s military announced the agreement with Boko Haram in which the jihadists agreed to release the girls Oct. 17, but many … Continue reading

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Ceasefire agreement could mean release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls

ABUJA, Nigeria (TAB) — After more than six months in captivity, the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls will soon be released, according to a Nigerian presidential spokesman Oct. 17. A ceasefire agreement, including the release of the girls, was reached between … Continue reading

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More than 100 Christians Slain as Herdsmen Burn Homes, Church Buildings in Nigeria

MANCHOK, Nigeria (Morning Star News) — Muslim herdsmen armed with guns and machetes launched attacks on three villages in Kaduna state March 14, killing more than 100 Christians and destroying homes, sources said. Scores of the ethnic Fulani assailants simultaneously attacked … Continue reading

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‘The Tide’ radio ministry looks for ways to share gospel in Nigeria

KAWURI, Nigeria (The Tide) — Two villages in northeastern Nigeria were attacked by suspected Islamist militants, leaving 74 dead. Militants attacked Kawuri village in Borno state at a busy market, setting off explosives and setting houses ablaze. The attacks were blamed … Continue reading

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BWA Human Rights Day is Dec. 9

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (ABP) — Timed nearest to the anniversary of the Dec. 10, 1948, adoption of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights, Human Rights Day has been sponsored for more than 20 years by the Baptist World Alliance (BWA). This … Continue reading

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New details on Nigerian massacre of Christian students confirm earlier reports

SANTA ANA, Calif. (BP) — New details from Open Doors News reconfirm earlier reports that Christians were the focus of an Oct. 1 massacre of 29 students in Mubi, Nigeria. Jerry Dykstra, media relations director for Open Doors, said post-massacre … Continue reading

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