- Mar 29, 2020
The principal of a Catholic girls’ school was among 15 people killed in the impact of an explosion at a gas processing plant in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.
A priest who serves as director of the Justice, Development and Peace Commission in his diocese in northern Nigeria cited an ongoing series of religious freedom violations in his region of the country, which is majority Muslim.
Nigeria’s bishops called on the international community to help the West African country in its fight against ethnic insecurity and terrorist groups such as Boko Haram.
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.
On Feb. 1, an 18-year-old seminarian was found murdered in Nigeria, the latest in a string of attacks against Christians in Nigeria, who have been targeted by terrorist groups like Boko Haram.
Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of Yola has condemned the execution of a Christian pastor who had pleaded for his life in a video just days earlier.