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Boko Haram video of kidnapped girls labeled a fake

By Mark Ellis

A video purporting to show many of the 200 Christian girls kidnapped by the extremist group Boko Haram is a clever ruse designed to mislead, according to a story released by Baptist Press.

“They are not the same. They are not the girls abducted,” said Adeniyi Ojutiku, a Nigerian living in Raleigh, N.C., who co-founded Lift Up Now, a …

Doctors offer free services to the poor, proclaim the Gospel, amid Muslim-Christian tensions

By Mark Ellis

Since 2001 violent clashes between Muslims and Christians in Jos, Nigeria have scarred and further segregated two disparate population groups. But that hasn’t stopped one Christian doctor and his wife from bringing Jesus’ healing touch to the poorest of the poor – whether Christian or Muslim.

Chris Isichei came to Christ in his last year of high school after …

Suicide bombers drive car with explosives into worship service

At least one Christian dead, 38 injured in blast at denominational headquarters in Nigeria

By Obed Minchakpu

Two suicide bombers from the Boko Haram Islamist sect drove a car laden with bombs into the worship service of a Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) congregation here this morning, killing at least one Christian girl and injuring dozens of other church members, sources …

More than 100 Christians Killed in Nigeria

Entire families slaughtered in month of attacks, apparently with military help.

By Obed Minchakpu, Compass News

A rash of attacks by armed Muslim extremists on villages in Nigeria’s Plateau state in the past month have left more than 100 Christians dead, including the elimination of entire families, sources said.

In a guerilla-type “hit and run” attack on the Christian community of Vwang Kogot, …

Nigerian Army involved with Muslims in slaughter of Christians

Muslim extremists with the alleged help of Nigerian army personnel killed 24 Christians this month in central Nigeria’s Plateau state