Thursday, October 20, 2016

Militants kill 40 to ‘rid Kaduna of Christianity’

From Release International, PO Box 54, Orpington, BR5 4RT, UK 

Pastor Akut and his community are in mourning after Fulani herdsmen raided their town in northern Nigeria and killed more than 40 people.

Nearly all the homes in Godogodo have been burned down and crops destroyed. Thousands have fled the area.

Please pray for all those who survived the brutal attack on this mainly Christian community in Kaduna.
The attack began at about 5pm on Saturday. Pastor Akut and his family were among many people who fled into the bush. They slept rough until they felt safe enough to seek refuge in a nearby town the next day.

‘The attackers were in their hundreds and were well armed,’ said Pastor Akut. Many wore police and army uniform, he added.

The assault follows closely an assault on the town in late-September in which eight people died. A total of 16 church buildings and worship centres were damaged in both attacks. 
Pastor Akut sees this as part of a concerted campaign to rid the area of Christianity. ‘It is an Islamic holy war against Christians in the southern part of Kaduna state,’ he said.
  • Pray for all those who are grieving loved ones or recovering from injuries in Godogodo. Pray that God will heal them.
  • Ask God to provide for all those who have lost their homes, belongings and crops.
  • Pray for wisdom for state and national officials in tackling violence by Fulani herdsmen. Pray that they will have fresh resolve to end this crisis and protect vulnerable Christian communities.
(Source: Morning Star News)

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