- Apr 05 2015 | 07:55am WAT
GARISSA, Kenya — Al-Shabab gunmen rampaged through a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing 147 people in the group’s deadliest attack in the East African country. Four militants were slain by security forces to end the siege just after dusk. Some of the Christians were targeted for beheadings, according to several reports. The shocking massacre came during “Holy Week,” the solemn week before Easter on the Christian calendar.
- Mar 27 2015 | 08:24am WAT
Women who have been forced to marry Boko Haram fighters were reportedly killed by their “husbands” before a recent battle with Nigerian troops in the northeast town of Bama, the AFP reports.
According to multiple witnesses who survived the massacres, the Islamist militants allegedly feared they would be killed by the soldiers or separated from their wives when they fled the town. Reportedly, the insurgents killed their wives to “prevent them from subsequently marrying soldiers or other so-called non-believers”.
- Mar 16 2015 | 12:10pm WAT
Most of us work very hard to take care of our families and people around us, hence demonstrating our love for them. All the strength and wisdom that we put into our work comes from the Lord almighty. Our Father in heaven demonstrated His love for us also by sacrificing His son, our Lord Jesus, on the cross of Calvary so that we might be saved.
- Feb 20 2015 | 10:46am WAT
The story below is that of a 43yr old pastor in Michika, Adamawa state who survived a terror attack and was able to tell his story.
Domu, a 43yr old assistant pastor in Michika, Adamawa was in the church when someone came in around 11:30pm and told the church secretary that Boko haram members were coming so they dismissed everyone in the church but before they could even get out of the church the Boko haram members had entered the town and some of them had already surrounded the church so he ran out, mounted his motor cycle and rode off.
- Feb 20 2015 | 09:42am WAT
February is regarded by young people from my corner of the world, in Southwest Nigeria, as the month of love. February is contrasted with my personal experience in May, during which I was born into Nigeria’s repetitive pattern of hatred as it came to a head.
Personally, if I had my way, a virtue as exalted as love would be celebrated in May. For if love were celebrated on May 14th rather than on February 14th, not only would it coincide with my birth month, but it might do some small part to offset the hate, which ensued on May 15, 1992 – a day marking both my first day on earth as well as the Zango-Kataf riot.