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140 schoolchildren abducted from Bethel Baptist High School Kaduna

On Monday, reports emerged of another mass kidnapping from a school in Kaduna state. The mother of a 15-year-old girl who was kidnapped from Bethel Baptist School told journalists at 140 schoolchildren were seized by a large group of armed men who arrived on motorbikes and broke down the fence. In a statement, police said gunmen “overpowered the school’s security […]

WATCH: Boko Haram fighters pledge allegiance to Islamic State in video, worrying observers

A group of fighters from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram pledged allegiance to rivals the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) weeks after the former group’s leader died, according to a video seen by Reuters. The video fuels fears that ISWAP is consolidating control of the insurgency in northeastern Nigeria following the death of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau last […]

Bondon Massacre: Seven years later, the communities still seek justice

Seven years after the three Southern Kaduna Christian villages of Ugwar Sankwai, Ungwar Gata and Chenshyi all in Bondon district of Mor’oa Chiefdom in Kaura local government area of Kaduna state were attacked and over 100 villagers killed in one night, the people are yet to return to their villages. Pictures taken from the villages three days ago showed a […]

People are not numbers; they are no statistics

12 persons were killed on Sunday June 13, 2021 by Fulani herdsmen in Kushe community in Kuru District of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. The killing took place at about 9:30pm when the herdsmen storm the community and shot on the people sporadically. The District Head and Gwom Rwey Kuru, Da Patrick Mandung confirmed the incident at […]

Fulani Militia Burnt Church, Abducts Students

Some young students and their female teacher who had gathered at a school, Prince Academy School, to write the Junior School Certificate Examination in Damba-Kasanya village in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, northwest Nigeria, were attacked and abducted by suspected Fulani militia on August 24, 2020. The rural school, about 30 kilometers east of Kaduna city, was attacked around […]

Ethnic Differences Fueling Katsina Killings, says PSJ

After killing 30 people across some communities in Katsina state on 16 February, 2020, and then others in March, armed Fulani herdsmen, in an early morning attack on communities in Safana, Danmusa and Dutsenma local governments, April 18, killed 47 people. But while the Katsina state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Gambo Isah, a Superintendent of Police, confirmed the killings […]

UK Government reveals new plans for human rights sanctions regime to get tough on abusers

UK Government reveals new plans for human rights sanctions regime to get tough on abusers Other proposals from Boris Johnson’s team include compulsory Foreign Office religious literacy training and leading on human rights at the UN The UK Government has revealed it is set to sanction high-profile individuals with a track record of human rights abuses around the world. The […]

PSJ Nigeria & ICON met with US Secretary of State, Mr. Mike Pompeo

Nigerian Christians continue to be the target of attacks and victims of religious and systematic persecution — with attacks becoming even more aggressive and daring under the current administration.   Since 2015, more than 6,000 Christians have been killed in Nigeria and more than 1,000 churches torched. Experts have warned the country may be nearing a tipping point and if […]

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