Terrorist attacks in Abuja

“The situation is very serious.” Archbishop of Nigerian capital decries insecurity and inequality (Photo archives: many priests and members of the Church were killed these last years by Boko Haram or affiliated groups). With violence now taking place in and around Abuja, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama assesses the situation as very serious and accuses politicians being […]

Nigeria: Student stoned and burned to death in Sokoto

The international charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is deeply troubled by the terrible murder of Deborah Yakubu, a Christian student who was stoned and then burned at the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, northern Nigeria. “ACN decries this most recent act of violence. The levels of extremism and violence reached […]

Nigeria: Leah Sharibu

On May 14, she turned 18 “Leah, it’s been three years since your disappearance at the hands of Boko Haram elements in your school in Dapchi, Yobe State in northeastern Nigeria,” says Father Simon Okechukwu Ayogu, a Nigerian priest, to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). He speaks about Leah Sharibu, a young Christian […]