Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NIGERIA – Christian community in Borno attacked

Gangirang, a Christian farming community in the Hawul local government area (LGA) in the northern Borno state, was completely destroyed by Boko Haram Islamic militants on July 19.

A number of people were killed and injured and properties, including the Church of the Brethren, were set alight.

More than 500 villagers have been displaced.

Boko Haram are also believed to have been behind an attack on Garubula village in Biu LGA, Borno state, last Thursday. The district head and 11 others were shot dead.

On Sunday five people were killed and others injured when a bomb exploded at St Charles Church in Kano.

(Sources: various including Release partner)

Pray for all those injured, bereaved or traumatised by these latest attacks.
Ask God to comfort the hurting and provide for those who have lost homes and been displaced.
Pray for an end to the violence and that the sources of funding for Boko Haram will be stopped.
Pray that those responsible for these atrocities will be brought to justice.
Pray that militants will turn from their violence and seek peace.
Pray that our petition to help persecuted Christians in Nigeria, to be presented to the High Commission in London in the autumn, will be acted upon by the Nigerian Government.

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