American Missionary Kidnapped in Nigeria


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Nigeria: Persecution News Update

Originally posted on TIME:

Armed men kidnapped an American missionary from a school in Nigeria and have demanded the equivalent of almost $300,000 for her safe return, Nigerian police said Tuesday. The Rev. Phyllis Sortor, a missionary with the Free Methodist Church in Seattle, was identified by her church as the U.S. citizen abducted from the Hope Academy compound in Kogi state.

A group of five armed men, three of whom had masks over their faces, jumped the walls of the compound and fired shots into the air at 10:30 a.m. local time Monday (4:30 a.m. ET), Kogi Police Commissioner Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi said. Speaking to NBC News…

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Nigeria: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Nigeria.

For more visit:
http://allafrica.com/stories/201502090166.html

Nigeria: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Nigeria and Cameroon (most recent articles are at the top).

For more visit:
- http://www.christianpost.com/news/boko-haram-mimics-isis-in-brutality-creating-caliphate-with-20000-square-mile-belgium-sized-territory-warns-open-doors-head-133663/
- http://www.bosnewslife.com/34667-breaking-news-100-killed-churches-torched-in-cameroon

Boko Haram Attacks Town Inside Niger Expanding Attacks Beyond Nigeria


Originally posted on TIME:

NIAMEY, Niger — Islamic extremists from Nigeria attacked a border town inside the neighboring country of Niger, marking the second foreign country attacked by the group known as Boko Haram in several days.

The escalation in violence came as regional leaders meet for a second day in the Cameroonian capital to finalize plans for a coordinated military response to the terror group blamed for killing 10,000 people over the past year.

On Wednesday and Thursday, Boko Haram fighters attacked a town inside Cameroon, leaving nearly 100 people dead and some 500 others wounded, according to Cameroonian officials.

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Abba Hassan, a pharmacist reached in the border town of Bosso, Niger said other Boko Haram militants attacked the community early Friday and that soldiers fought an hour-long battle with them that caused the Boko Haram members to withdraw, leaving the streets deserted.

“Niger and Chadian planes are conducting surveillance at…

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Nigeria: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Nigeria.

For more visit:
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/nigeria.is.one.of.the.worst.places.for.christians/47116.htm

Nigeria: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Nigeria.

For more visit:
- http://www.bpnews.net/44114/despite-boko-haram-gospel-impacts-nigeria
- http://www.catholic.org/news/international/africa/story.php?id=58602