- Jul 9, 2020
Nigeria has had over 50,000 people killed since 2009 due to the Boko Haram insurgency, which has also displaced over 2 million people. In the country’s “Middle Belt” – where the Muslim North meets the Christian South – Muslim Fulani bands have killed thousands of Christians.
Following a June 10 report by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) that nine of the ten “most neglected displacement crises in the world” are found in Africa, one Nigerian bishop is warning against blaming the West for the situation.
A murdered Nigerian seminarian had the courage of a martyr, his bishop said after three men were arrested for murder and kidnapping.
Nigeria’s people are “coping well” in the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, according to one bishop.
Describing a seminarian who was kidnapped and killed by terrorists as a martyr, a Nigerian bishop urged worshippers at the young man’s funeral to uphold their faith and demand that the country’s president protect people of all faiths in violence-prone areas of the country.
A Catholic bishop in Nigeria says the policies of the central government is giving the terrorist group Boko Haram a “confidence boost.”