Christianity in Niger State

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Christianity is a major population in Nigerian Niger State, where Sharia is valid. Nine churches in Kontagora were set ablaze in 2006.[1] Minna has a Living Faith Church, a Grace Baptist Church, Victory Christian Church and The Apostolic Church. The Church of Christ in Nigeria is present in the state.[2] A bomb attack allegedly by Boko Haram killed three persons in All Christian-Fellowship Mission in Suleja, Niger State on July 10, 2011.[3][4] Muslim Rights Concern has condemned this.[5] Churches in Minna and Gwada have been burned, too.[6] Faith Mission Church is present in the state. A Roman Catholic Diocese of Minna has its seat in the state and decidedly is a minority within its area.[7] Evangelical Church Winning All is present in Madalla.[8] The Evangelical Missionary Society used to be active in the area of Niger State.

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  1. ^ http://www.compassdirect.org/english/country/nigeria/2006/newsarticle_4227.html
  2. ^ Christoph Fasse. "Adressdatenbank reformierter Kirchen und Einrichtungen". reformiert-online.net. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2011-08-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Catholic News Service of Nigeria". cnsng.org. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  5. ^ http://nationaldailyngr.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6341:stop-bombing-churches-muslim-group-tells-boko-haram&catid=98:nationwide&Itemid=484
  6. ^ "AfricaFiles | Nigeria: Religious crisis in Niger State". africafiles.org. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  7. ^ http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/category,,IRBC,,NGA,3df4be7ce,0.html
  8. ^ "Nigeria: another church in Suleja targeted by bomb attack | Christian News on Christian Today". au.christiantoday.com. Retrieved 2016-05-30.