Thursday, 19 June 2014

NIGERIA: Christians Killed in Two More Attacks

Date of Bulletin: 11 June 2014

Photo: Gabriel Stephen survived a gunshot wound to his hip when
his village in Nigeria was attacked by Boko Haram militants in
February 2014.


Dozens of Christians were killed and many others injured in two attacks by Boko Haram in Borno state on  June 1 and June 3. On June 1, at least 27 believers were killed and another 50 severely injured when hundreds of militants invaded the Christian community of Attagara during church services. Two days later, Boko Haram militants disguised as army officials entered the same village and lured Christians to a supposed meeting about security problems. All 45 Christians that came to the meeting were shot to death. Militants also attacked the north of the village and some surrounding Christian communities, killing dozens of women  and children who tried to flee into the hills.

Pray for Christians in Nigeria

Violence in Nigeria has sharply increased this year. In the first half of the year, 3,000 Christians have already been killed. A VOM volunteer worker was killed, and several field staff members lost family members in the violence. Thus far, it seems that there will be no slowing to the violence.

  • Please continue to lift up Nigerian Christians daily.
  • Pray for grace and encouragement for those living in refugee camps who have fled the violence in the northeast.
  • Pray that God will supply their needs.
  • Pray for healing and restoration for those who have been injured.
  • Pray for comfort for kidnap victims and those who have lost family members.

VOM is assisting believers in Nigeria with medical help, relief goods, encouragement, literature and other aid. This year the number of patients being assisted by VOM has doubled.

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