Giving hope to persecuted Christians since 1995
Select Page

ICC Note:
Christians continue to flee Nigeria’s northern states due to attacks by Boko Haram. Just this past weekend, churches have been burned and its members attacked! When will this end?
10/22/2012 Nigeria (WorthyNews)– At least hundreds of residents began fleeing northeastern Nigeria Sunday, October 21, after three days of Islamic attacks against churches and other targets left dozens dead.
Among the churches hit by suspected fighters of the militant Boko Haram group since Thursday, October 18, was an evangelical congregation in Nigeria’s troubled Borno State.
Reporters said gunmen of attacked the building of the Church of Brethren in Nigeria in Atagara village in the Gwoza area, killing at least two people.

At least one church was also torched by militants in the northeastern city of Potiskum, where at least 31 people were killed in the last three days, including one or more policemen, according to refugees and reporters.
Most churches were closed Sunday, October 21, as worshipers kept away for fear of attack, residents said.
“Christian residents stayed home for safety reasons,” French news agency AFP quoted resident Bukar Kolo as saying. “A church was also burnt in the attack and people are afraid to go for Sunday church service for fear of possible attack,” he said.

[Full Story]