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Seminarians at Good Shepherd Major Seminary in Nigeria's Kaduna state where four students were kidnapped and one, Michael Nnadi, was killed in 2020.

Nigerian Christians are being martyred — here’s how it’s affecting seminary formation

Jan 26, 2024

By Agnes Aineah

There is an emerging spirituality in Nigerian seminaries and monasteries that many may find difficult to grasp: the spirituality of... Read more

Seminarian David Igba during a pastoral visit at Scared Heart Udei of the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi, Nigeria.

Seminarian in Nigeria narrowly escapes shooting by Islamist Fulani attackers

Aug 24, 2023

By Agnes Aineah

David Igba was traveling with two others when their car was sprayed with bullets by a group of gun-wielding Fulani... Read more

The entrance to Christ the King Major Seminary in Fayit, Fadan Kagoma, Nigeria, whence three seminarians were abducted Oct. 11, 2021.

Expert urges attention to persecuted Christians as bishops decry Islamist violence in Nigeria

Jan 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Victims of persecution in Nigeria must be listened to, an expert on the persecution of Christians told students at the... Read more

Fr. Bako Francis Awesuh, who was held captive for more than a month by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria's Kaduna state earlier this year.

'Come to our rescue': Nigerian priest to international community after month of captivity

Dec 2, 2021

By ACI Africa

A Nigerian priest who spent more than a month in captivity following his abduction earlier this year has called on... Read more

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the UN General Assembly, Sept. 28, 2015.

Nigeria's bishops call on president to save country from 'avoidable chaos'

Jul 6, 2018

In response to a recent wave of violence and mass killings among Nigerians, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria issued... Read more

A Fulani herdsman in Cameroon.

At least 86 dead in clashes between farmers, herders in Nigeria

Jun 25, 2018

More than 80 people were killed over the weekend in clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria's central Plateau State.  Read more

Nigeria's bishops call for processions to honor those killed in church attack

May 16, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Nigeria’s Catholic bishops have called on each of the nation’s dioceses to organize peaceful processions May 22 in solidarity with... Read more

Internaly displaced persons hosted by a church in Maiduguri, Nigeria, September 2014.

Nigerian clergy condemn passivity of security forces in wake of attack

May 7, 2018

In the wake of an attack that left two priests and 17 worshippers dead, Nigerian clergy are condemning the passivity... Read more

Rejoice James, who survived a March 2017 attack on her village by Fulani herdsmen. Photo courtesy of Aid to the Church in Need.

In Nigeria, brutal attacks and a story of survival

Jan 27, 2018

It is common in Nigeria that nomadic herdsmen clash with farmers over the use of land. However, in the past... Read more

Refugees in Nigeria's Maiduguri diocese, September 2014.

Nigerian bishops deplore dehumanizing trends of violence

Jan 18, 2018

Nigeria's bishops challenged government authorities Tuesday to resolve the country’s violent disputes, especially after recent attacks by Fulani herdsmen have... Read more

Nigerian priest shares harrowing story of being kidnapped

Jun 12, 2017

It was supposed to be a quiet retreat weekend last April for Fr. Sam Okwuidegbe, a Nigerian Jesuit priest and... Read more

Nigeria's bishops call on government to defend human rights

Mar 15, 2017

At a recent meeting, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria gave a bleak summary of the state of their country, lamenting... Read more

A Fulani herdsman in Cameroon.

Islamic aggression takes different form in Nigeria, bishop explains

Aug 11, 2016

Bishop Charles Hammawa heads the Diocese of Jalingo, located in the eastern part of the Nigeria's so-called “Middle Belt.” The... Read more

A Fulani herdsman in Cameroon.

Nigerian bishop warns against embracing violence after attack by herdsmen

May 3, 2016

While the Diocese of Nsukka in southeastern Nigeria is still searching for answers following the massacre of dozens of Christians,... Read more