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04/28/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Boko Haram terrorists have increased their territory by raising their flags in Kaure, a town in Nigeria’s northern Niger State.

“I am confirming that we have Boko Haram elements in Niger State, around Kaure. They have taken over the territory… They have installed their flag,” said Niger State Governor Abubakar Bello in a video on Monday.

The governor added that the insurgents forcefully took many of the residents as their wives.

A source told the Anadolu Agency on Tuesday that military personnel have yet to be deployed to take back the town.

The event is the latest of several terrorist attacks that have occurred in the region since the weekend:

“On Saturday, Boko Haram entered the northeast Geidam town… Security sources said dozens of the terrorists are still in the town as of Tuesday morning.” Reported Olarewaju of the Anadolu Agency, adding:  

“As the military battled to push back the terrorists on Sunday evening, its base at Minok, a community along the northeast Borno highway came under the terrorists attack. Military authorities said late Monday an army officer and five soldiers were killed in the attack.” 

The Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram has killed tens of thousands of Christians in Nigeria and displaced millions in an attempt to discard western influence and impose strict Islamic Sharia law. They target those who do not share their radical interpretation of Islam, often attacking villages and forcefully converting Christians, other religious minorities, and the many Muslims who they feel do not appropriately adhere to the teachings of Muhammad. While the Nigerian military has repeatedly insisted that the group has been defeated, attacks are ongoing.

Please pray for the end of the Boko Haram insurgency and for the Lord to soften the hearts of militants, who all too often are children forced to partake in heinous acts of violence. Please also pray for those who have been victims of terrorism, for the Lord to heal them and strengthen the church amidst persecution.

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