Gunmen Attack Church Service in Ghana 

2/10/2021 Ghana (International Christian Concern)- Three members of the Action Prayer Ministry in Kumasi were injured this past weekend when armed robbers attacked an all-night prayer service, reports Daily Mail UG. 

According to police, gunmen fired into the congregation at 2am Saturday morning, wounding the victims ranging from age 2 to 22. 

“All three victims sustained minor gunshot wounds on their legs”, one of the congregants told Daily Mail UG. 

Police rushed to the scene and found church members restraining one of the perpetrators, 22-year-old Sunday Ayine. Seven BB cartridges and an empty shell were also found upon police investigation. Victims are currently receiving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. 

Ghana has historically been a safe country for Christians, with over 70 percent of the population claiming to follow Christ. While Muslims and Christians have generally lived peacefully amongst each other, fears of religious tensions have increased, especially towards the northern Burkina Faso boarder. Though it is unclear if this attack was religiously motivated or just a random act of crime, attacks on churches is a bad sign for the freedom of religion in a region where Islamic radicalism and attacks on Christians is growing rapidly. Please join us in praying for the continued strength and perseverance of the church in Ghana, as well as for the protection of persecuted Christians throughout the world. 

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