Hoodlums kill pastor, burn churches in Katsina

On Tuesday, Dike Ocha, a pastor of the Assemblies of God Church in rin Kankiya Local Government of Katsina State was killed by some miscreants who accused him of allegedly killing a six-year-old girl, Fatima Muhammad, for ritual purposes.

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Boko Haram massacres 90 in Adamawa, Borno

From TIMOTHY OLANREWAJU,
Maiduguri and DAVID MOLOMO, YOLA

It was yet another day of blood when Boko
Haram attacked a community in North-Central part of Borno State, killing at
least, 50 people on Sunday. The same cruel fate befell worshippers in a church
in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State when about 40 people
including two policemen were killed, also on same Sunday. About 90 people died
in the two incidents.

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Turbulent year ahead for Christians, warns Release International

Islamist persecution is set to rise in 2014 ahead of elections in Nigeria and Afghanistan. Communism remains a potent oppressor of Christians, with North Korea maintaining its reputation as the worst persecutor of Christianity in the world.

'2014 looks set to be a turbulent year for Christians - especially ahead of elections in Nigeria and Afghanistan,' says Colin King, the UK director of Release International, which serves the persecuted Church worldwide.

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South West CAN decries attack, bias against Christians

CITING prevailing insurgency in some parts of the North Western part of the country and Abuja, which had claimed the lives of Christians, the Chairman of South West Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Archbishop Magnus Atilade, has decried fresh incidents of killing of Christians in the Middle Belt, urging the Federal Government to act decisively to stop the ugly trend.

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Insecurity: Cleric declares 21-day fasting, prayers for Nigeria

Chairman, South-South zone of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev. God-dowell Avwomakpa, has called for the commencement of 21 days of national fasting and prayers to save Nigeria from imminent danger and disintegration.

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