- Jul 4, 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.
A murdered Nigerian seminarian had the courage of a martyr, his bishop said after three men were arrested for murder and kidnapping.
A Nigerian bishop who was blocked from taking over the Diocese of Ahiara for years was last week installed as Bishop of Ekwulobia, hopefully ending a crisis that has shaken the Church in Africa’s most populous nation. Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke was appointed to Ahiara by Pope Benedict XVI in
Nigeria’s people are “coping well” in the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, according to one bishop.
Nigeria’s Catholic hospitals and clinics can all be used to treat COVID-19 patients, the country’s bishops told the presidential task team set up to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
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.