Thursday, 6 March 2014

NIGERIA: More Than 100 Dead in Village Attack

Date of Bulletin: 5 March 2014


Members of the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram attacked the Christian village of Izghe, in Borno state, on Feb. 15, killing 106 residents. They also looted businesses and stole residents' vehicles.
Nearly 100 members of Boko Haram, which seeks to eradicate Christianity from Nigeria and establish Sharia law, entered Izghe on trucks and motorcycles, witness Ali Ndume reported to the BBC. They shot and hacked to death male residents who had gathered in the town square. From there, they marched door to door, searching for men who had attempted to hide, shooting them or cutting their throats. They also took the life of a grandmother who had attempted to save her grandson's life.
The Nigerian military left the area after nine soldiers were killed last week, leaving the region even more  vulnerable to attacks from Boko Haram. The military was reportedly absent throughout the five-hour attack.

Photo: Nigerian woman who survived a previous attack

Please Pray!

  • Pray that God will comfort those who lost loved ones and property in this attack.
  • Pray that they will sense His presence and cast their cares and anxieties upon Him.
  • Pray that Boko Haram members will come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you." 1 Pet. 5:8-10

Voice Of the Martyrs assists hundreds of pastors in Nigeria and also provides food, clothing and medical aid to Nigerian  Christians who are attacked.

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