Benue villagers flee as suspected herders kill two, raze houses

Benue villagers flee as suspected herders kill two, raze houses

Again, gunmen suspected to be armed herders have invaded two communities, Ikpele and Okpokpolo, in the Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State and killed two people. The Tuesday attack was coming barely a week after suspected armed herders launched an attack on some communities in the council, leading to the death of three soldiers…

At least 140 people were killed in Nigeria’s central Plateau state

At least 140 people were killed in Nigeria’s central Plateau state

At least 140 people were killed in Nigeria’s central Plateau state. The attacks are believed to be linked to the country’s herder-farmer crisis. Throughout the week we’ll be looking at the major events of this past year on the continent. Today, we’ll be speaking to Paul Melly from Chatham House about the year in African…

Report names worst religious persecutors globally

Report names worst religious persecutors globally

Nigeria – a nation the U.S. Department of State has failed to designate as a Country of Particular Concern – is among the worst persecutors of Christians, an international religious freedom watchdog group reported. “Nigeria is arguably the most dangerous place to be a Christian in the world today,” International Christian Concern stated in its…

Hundreds of Christians killed in Nigeria, churches destroyed, thousands flee

Hundreds of Christians killed in Nigeria, churches destroyed, thousands flee

NORTHCENTRAL NIGERIA (BP) – At least 450 Christians have died in a series of attacks on Christian villages in three northcentral Nigerian states since May, according to reports from governmental and nongovernmental religious freedom advocates. Christian death tolls include at least 300 in several attacks in Plateau state spanning May 15-17, according to reports from…

Why does Nigeria have more churches than factories?

Why does Nigeria have more churches than factories?

I have a few ideas of why there are way too many churches/denominations in Nigeria. Religion in Nigeria (insert any of your choice) is mostly fanaticism. Meaning faith is practiced without knowledge. Faith is used to ignore, displace, or replace reality. On the other hand, knowledge without faith leads to pride (insert atheists and agnostics)….

Three types of conflicts in Nigeria

Three types of conflicts in Nigeria

In Nigeria alone, one must distinguish between three types of incidents. 1. The conflict over land between nomadic herders and farmers. However, if the Fulani’s cattle destroyed farmland, this would usually be resolved locally. 2 Gang Criminality. There is also the possibility of gang criminality. “This is a crime, which must be regarded as such,”…