Christians in Nigeria continue to pray for peace as they are attacked by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. Over the Christmas holiday, as many as 43 Christians were killed is separate attacks. While praying for peace is a good response to the violence, it begs the question of when will someone take decisive action to confront Boko Haram? Will Christians continue to be persecuted until Boko Haram is confronted?
1/5/2013 Nigeria (DailyTimes) – Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State has called on Christians in the state to continue to pray for peace and stability in the country. Dankwambo made the call in Gombe on Friday when he received the Christian community in the state who paid him Christmas homage.
He said in spite of the challenges of 2012, the good relationship between Christian and Muslim faithful in the state made them to overcome the difficulties faced during the year.
The governor said the achievement recorded by his administration was as result of the trust and support given to him by the people of the state irrespective of religious, ethnic and political differences.
He noted that government could not satisfy everybody, adding that while perfection was an attribute of God, his administration would do everything humanly possible to ensure that every one was carried along.