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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.
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.
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!
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.
Thursday, January 9th, 2014
Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
Authorities in Nigeria fear that at lease 30 people were killed following an attack by suspected Islamic extremists on a Christian village in central Nigeria. Attackers believed to be Fulani Muslims connected to the terrorist group Boko Haram, raided the Christian village of Shonong on Monday, January 6, and opened fire on Christian residents. The true death toll is yet to be announced, but so far the remains of 30 people have been recovered.
Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
Boko Haram and other Islamic extremists in Nigeria use the Christmas and New Year's holidays as a time to target and terrorize the Christian population of northern and central Nigeria. Boko Haram, whose expressed goal is to create a purely Islamic state in Nigeria's northern regions, has been encouraging Fulani Muslims to attack Christians in an effort to drive them out of what Boko Haram claims to be Muslim lands. On December 31, three Christians were killed in an attack on a church service in central Nigeria. In that attack, two adults and one child were killed when extremists opened fire on an open air church service. Please pray for the victims and their families as they start 2014 in grief and sorrow.
Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
Bishop Hyacinth Egbebo expressed fear for the entire continent of Africa if Nigeria should indeed fall to the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram at any point in the future. In an interview with Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Egbebo explained the issues behind the Boko Haram insurgency and what could potentially happen if the Nigerian government should fail to defeat the Islamic terrorist group. The bishop also touched on how Nigerian Christians should be reacting to Boko Haram violence.
Monday, January 6th, 2014
Since the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram began its armed insurgency in northern Nigeria in 2009, Christians living in the north have been targeted for terrorist attacks during the Christmas holiday. Boko Haram has declared its intention of establishing a separate Islamic state in Nigeria's northern regions and has demanded all Christians leave northern Nigeria so that a purely Islamic society will be possible. The Christians that have stayed in the north have been the targets of Boko Haram's attacks. Fortunately, over the 2013 Christmas holiday, there was little to no violence against Christians in northern Nigeria. In years past, the holiday was marred by church bombings and drive-by shootings. Praise the Lord for providing peace during this past year's Christmas holiday.
Friday, January 3rd, 2014
During a New Year's Eve worship service, an evangelical church located in central Nigeria was attacked by a group of Fulani herdsmen. When the dust settled after the attack, as many as three Christians had been killed and as many as 16 others were injured. The number of attacks on Christians perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen continues to soar in Nigeria. Many Christian leaders suspect these groups are taking orders from the Boko Haram Islamic terrorist group who is seeking to purify northern Nigeria's Muslim society. Please pray for these persecuted Christians.