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Friday, March 7th, 2014
The spokesman for Nigeria's president has described the conflict with Islamic terrorist in the countries North as a state of war. Over the past several years militants connected with the Boko Haram group have murdered thousands of civilians, often targeting churches and Christian villages. Earlier this week 16 Christians, mostly women and children, were shot or burned alive by a group of Islamic militants in Plateau State in a series of attacks on Christian villages. Nigeria's security forces appear to be unable or unwilling to stop the weekly attacks.
Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Northeast Nigeria has in recent weeks become a killing field for Islamic radicals connected with the "Boko Haram" movement. In the last few months hundreds have been killed, with Christian communities often bearing the brunt of attacks. On Monday and Tuesday of this week gunmen assaulted five different villages, killing sixteen Christians, most of whom were women and children. Nigerian government forces were either not present or refused to engage the militants. Thousands have been killed and tens of thousands have fled Nigeria's north as the Islamic militant group targets police stations, churches, schools, and Christian homes.
Friday, February 28th, 2014
Repeated Boko Haram attacks on several Christian villages over the past two months has created what some experts are calling a aid crisis. Due to the increase in violence, many Christians are beginning to flee northern Nigeria, seeking refuge in the south or boarding countries. unfortunately, little to no aid awaits them and they are forces to scrounge to sustain their lives. Please pray for these persecuted Christians.
Thursday, February 27th, 2014
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that at least 58 students were killed after Islamic militants attacked a secondary school in northeastern Nigeria late Monday night, February 24. The militants, suspected to be connected to Boko Haram, blocked the exits of a boys’ dormitory, set it on fire and killed the boys who tried to escape the flames. Many of the boys who could not escape were burned alive.
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Boko Haram continues its campaign of terror in northern Nigeria. Early Tuesday, militants suspected to be linked to the Islamic terrorist network attacked a secondary school in Buni Yadi, located in Nigeria's northeastern state of Yobe. Christians, educational institutions and government assets have been to focus of Boko Haram's attacks as they attempt to carve out a separate Islamic state in northern Nigeria. Please pray for peace and security to be established in northern Nigeria.
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Christians living in northern Nigeria have become a favorite target of the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram. Set on establishing a separate Islamic state, Boko Haram is using violence and terror to drive Christians out of the northern parts of Nigeria. Some Christians have expressed their concern over the lack of protection they have received from both the federal and local government.
Monday, February 24th, 2014
Since the beginning of 2014, the Nigerian government has proven unable to protect Christians living in northern Nigeria from the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram. According to estimates, over 350 people have been killed in northern Nigeria by Boko Haram since the beginning of 2014. Many of these victims were murdered for no other reason than their Christians faith. Please pray that security and peace will soon be established in northern Nigeria.
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
After the most violent week for Christians in Nigeria, local Christian leaders are calling on people to pray against further violence. According to reports, the Islamic terrorist network Boko Haram has killed hundreds of Christians in a series of attacks in northern Nigeria. Please, join our brothers and sisters in prayer for peace.
Friday, February 21st, 2014
Attacks on Christian communities across northern Nigeria continued over last weekend when Boko Haram militants surrounded a Christian village, gathered up many of the Christian men in the village square and executed over 100 people. The levels of anti-Christian violence continue to rise in northern Nigeria as the government struggles to control the Boko Haram insurgency. Please pray for the Christians who find themselves targeted by Boko Haram.
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Reports of more attacks on Christian communities in northern Nigeria continue to be collected following this weekend's attack on the Christian village of Izghe in Nigeria's northern state of Borno. It is believed that Boko Haram militants are behind these attacks, intensifying their campaign to cleanse Nigeria's northern regions of Christians. It is now believed that as many as 200 people may have been killed in a series of attacks over the weekend. Many are now questioning the Nigeria government inability to protect its Christian citizens.
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
On Saturday night, Feb. 15, Christians in a village located in northern Nigeria were attacked by Boko Haram. As many as 106 Christians were killed in that attack, marking the single deadliest attack on Christians in 2014. This attack is only the latest in a series of attacks on Christian villages that began to intensify in January 2014. Christians living in northern and central Nigeria have been attacked almost every weekend in 2014. When will the violence stop?
Monday, February 17th, 2014
Monday, February 17th, 2014
In Boko Haram's latest attack on Christian in northern Nigeria, the militants dressed in military uniform and stormed a Christian village. The militants then began shooting Christian residents of the town, specifically targeting male residents. This is just another attack by Boko Haram on the Christian community living in northern Nigeria. Bent on establishing a purely Islamic society in northern Nigeria, Boko Haram has been using extreme violence to drive Christians out of northern Nigeria since 2009.
Sunday, February 16th, 2014
According to sources in northeastern Nigeria, suspected Islamic extremists connected to the Boko Haram group have attacked another mostly Christian village. According to survivors, at least 50 Christians were either gunned down by the extremists or had their throats slit. How long until the world will confront Christian persecution running rampant in northern Nigeria?
Thursday, February 13th, 2014
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked the Nigerian government to tai the necessary steps to investigate the backing of Boko Haram and other Islamic extremist groups currently operating in northern Nigeria. Since the new year, CAN claims that over 100 Christians have been murdered by Islamic extremist in one state in Nigeria. According to CAN, these groups are using more sophisticated weapons when they attack Christian villages, churches and homes. Will Nigeria be able to protect its Christians?
Thursday, February 6th, 2014
In a military ceremony, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan commanded military officers to make all efforts to confront the Boko Haram insurgency operating in Nigeria's northern and central states. Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist group seeking to establish a separate Islamic state, is responsible for the deaths of thousands since beginning its operations in 2009. Christians have been the focus of many attacks as Boko Haram attempts to 'purify' Nigeria's northern Muslim population.
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
After months of non-stop attacks by Boko Haram, many Christians in northern Nigeria are beginning to flee the violence. Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist network, is suspected behind a string of recent attacks on Christian villages and places of worship in northeastern Nigeria. In one attack, over 45 Christian worshipers were killed when militants attacked a Sunday service at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church. Please pray for Christians in Nigeria as they face this violence.
Monday, February 3rd, 2014
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja believes that the challenge of Boko Haram in Nigeria can be overcome. In a closing speech during Sunday's mass, the Archbishop expressed optimism in connection with Nigeria's ability to overcome the Boko Haram insurgency. Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist network operating in Nigeria's northern and central states, has been conducting an armed insurgency against the Nigerian government to carve out a separate Islamic state. As a part of its overall strategy, Boko Haram has targeted Christians for violent terrorist attacks. Please pray for peace in Nigerian and a peaceful resolution to the Boko Haram insurgency.
Saturday, February 1st, 2014
The attack on Christians in northern Nigeria continued as suspected Boko Haram militants murdered a Christian pastor before being repelled by vigilantes. Christians were attacked every weekend in January, leaving over 100 Christians in northern and central Nigeria dead. The Nigerian government continues to struggle to control the violence and the international community continues to do little to assist the struggling Christian community.
Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Attacks on Christians continue to be perpetrated by Boko Haram in Nigeria's northern and central states. In a series of attacks on Christians over the weekend, Boko Haram is suspected to be behind the slaughter of 74 Christians. The attacks started in northeastern Nigeria where suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a Catholic church killing 22 Christians attending the Sunday service. After the attack on the church, several other Christian villages were attacked, claiming the lives of many others. When will the violence end?
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
In January, Christians in Nigeria have been attacked by militants connected to the extremist group Boko Haram every Sunday. In the latest attack, 22 Christians were murdered in an assault on a church service in northeastern Nigeria. Using bombs and guns, Boko Haram militants raided the church service scattering many people into the nearby bush. An untold number of Christians have been killed following the attack on the church and many claim many were taken hostage by the extremist group. Please pray for these persecuted Christians.
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Monday, January 27th, 2014
According to reports, 22 Christians were killed when a busy church service at Waga Chakawa village was attack Sunday, January 26. Attackers, reportedly linked to the Boko Haram sect, stormed the peaceful service armed with guns and explosives. After attacking the church, the suspected militants burned down houses and took local Christians hostage. This is only the latest attack perpetrated by Boko Haram against the Christian community of northern Nigeria. With the expressed aim of establishing a separate Islamic state in Nigeria's north, Boko Haram has unleashed a campaign of terror and death on Christians living in northern Nigeria. Pray for the victims and their families.
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
A large number of Christian villages across north and central Nigeria have reported attacks by Islamic extremist in January. According to some reports, as many as 15 Christians have been murdered in these attacks. Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist network operating in northern Nigeria, is though to be behind these attacks. Some attacks have been attributed to Muslim Fulani herdsmen, though many in Nigeria are beginning to suspect that Boko Haram is inciting these groups to attack Christians. Please pray for all Christians living in northern and central Nigeria.
Saturday, January 18th, 2014
Christians living in Nigeria's northern and central states continue to face intense persecution at the hands of the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram and the ethnic Fulani herdsmen. Last week, 33 Christians were killed in a raid on a Christian village by Fulani herdsmen. Some eye witnesses say that Nigerian soldiers were involved in the attack. Please pray for the Christians who are facing this intense persecution.
Thursday, January 16th, 2014
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed its continued concern over the killing of Christian in northern Nigeria. The country continues to face threats from the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram, whose stated goal is to establish a separate Islamic state in northern Nigeria. As a part of its campaign of terror, Boko Haram has committed and incited brutal acts of violence against Christians living in northern Nigeria. The killings have gotten so bad and so consistent, that CAN has likened the situation to the Rwandan genocide.
Monday, January 13th, 2014
Days after his home and church were attacked and destroyed by gunmen suspected to be connected to Boko Haram, Peter Biye, a serving member of the House of Representatives in Nigeria's Borno State, claimed that there is a plot in Boko Haram to wipe out Christianity in Nigeria's north. Boko Haram has a stated goal of establishing a separate Islamic state in northern Nigeria and on top of attacking local government institutions, Christians have often been targeted. Many believe Boko Haram would desire a purely Islamic society where it could impose its radical interpretation of Sharia law. Please pray as Christians in northern Nigeria continue to face the Boko Haram threat!
Sunday, January 12th, 2014
According to Pastor Julius Oladiran Ogunkola, the Church is a critical institution to keeping the country of Nigeria peaceful and unified. Faced with and Islamic insurgency seeking to establish a separate Islamic state in Nigeria's northern region and a corrupt government, the Church is critical to advocating peace in unity in Nigeria. Please pray for continued strenght for the Church in Nigeria.
Saturday, January 11th, 2014
Looking forward into the New Year, Release International, an NGO that monitors Christian persecution worldwide has predicted that 2014 will be another rough year for Christians living in many countries. Specifically, the NGO singled out the countries of Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan as countries where Christians will most likely continue to face intense persecution. Please pray for the Christians living in these countries.
Friday, January 10th, 2014
The security crisis in Nigeria has been raging since the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram began its insurgency in 2009. Bent on establishing a separate Islamic state in Nigeria's northern states, Boko Haram has perpetrated numerous acts of violence against Christians, moderate Muslims and government institutions. With no where else to turn, Christian and Muslim communities in Nigeria are turning to God to answer their prayer for peace.