Following its leader’s declaration Nigerian towns under its control were now part of the Islamic caliphate, Boko Haram has murdered Christians, burnt down churches and driven thousands from their homes, churches, communities and livelihoods. Reports have even surfaced that Christian men have been beheaded for their faith, their wives forced into sexual and domestic slavery and their children forcefully converted to Islam. Click the banner above to write a letter of encouragement or make a donation to bandage and build Nigerian Christians devastated by Boko Haram.
09/11/2014 Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Leaders of northeastern Nigeria’s Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) said Boko Haram attacks that have killed more than 300 Christians in the past week have forced the temporary closure of Kulp Bible College and many churches.
In an emergency prayer message sent Saturday night (Sept. 6) to Morning Star News among others, EYN President Samuel Dali said the headquarters of the church is under grave threat from the Islamic extremist insurgents who seek to impose sharia (Islamic law) throughout the country.
“Boko Haram violence has been getting worse every day, and our members are fleeing the area by the thousands,” he said. “Recent attacks in Borno and Adamawa states where are our churches are located have seen Boko Haram take over the Army base. As a result, about 350 Christians have been killed.”
Following a recent online video declaration by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau that Boko Haram was establishing an Islamic caliphate in Borno state’s Damboa and Gwoza towns and Yobe state’s Buni Yadi, including their surrounding villages, Boko Haram has killed more Christians and burned down more churches, Dali said.