On 2 January, Rev Lawan Andimi, Adamawa state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, was abducted during a Boko Haram raid in northeast Nigeria.
The six students and two staff members kidnapped from a Christian-run school in Kaduna state on 3 October have been released.
On 3 October, gunmen abducted six teenage girls and two staff members from a Christian-run boarding school in Kaduna state.
Boko Haram militants have executed Godfrey Ali Shikagham and Lawrence Duna Dacighir, who were building shelters for displaced Nigerians.
Militant Fulani herdsmen kidnapped pastor’s wife Esther Katung and later killed her, despite her family paying a ransom.
The Nigerian government released a statement confirming that kidnapped Christian teenager, Leah Sharibu, was alive and that it was still negotiating her release with Boko Haram.
On Sunday 14 April, ethnic Fulani Muslim militants in Nasarawa State shot dead 17 Christians holding a dinner to celebrate the dedication of a baby earlier that day.
Five years after Boko Haram militants abducted 276 schoolgirls from Chibok in northeast Nigeria, 112 remain missing.
In the past five weeks, ethnic Fulani Muslim militants have killed 146 people in Christian areas of southern Kaduna state and destroyed over two hundred houses.
Christians in Nigeria’s Middle Belt and north are hoping for change but fearful of violence as they anticipate the elections on Saturday 23 February