The case of Father Okide is the latest in a series of kidnappings and murders in Africa’s most populous nation involving members of the clergy, seminarians, and other Christians.
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Between Sept. 16-17 more than 30 passengers and others on the road were abducted by jihadist Fulani herdsmen.
Nigeria has experienced insecurity since 2009 when Boko Haram insurgency began with the aim of turning the country into an Islamic state.
The perpetrators of the crime were reportedly Islamist Fulani militants.
According to ADF International, 5,500 Christians were killed for their faith last year across the globe, and Nigerians constituted 90% of those deaths.
Both Father Sanogo and the seminarian serve at St. Luke’s Church in Gyedna, in the Paikoro local government area, in the north-central state of Niger.
The May 26 abduction of Father Matthias Opara was the latest in a series of kidnappings that have targeted members of the clergy in Africa’s most populous nation.
Voter turnout was only 29%, far lower than the last election in 2019, and video-documented claims of vote switching and voter intimidation were rife.
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The U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, is seeking information from Nigerian authorities regarding evidence of a massive, forced-abortion program that was the subject of a Dec. 7 Reuters report.