Please pray for our Christian family in Chibok in northern Nigeria after Islamist extremists Boko Haram struck again this week.
The terrorists took over three villages near Chibok town in Borno state on Monday.
At least eight people, including a village elder, were reported to have been killed. The attackers have hoisted their flag around these villages.
Ask God to comfort and protect His people in Chibok.
Many families in the area are still waiting in agony for news of more than 200 girls who were snatched from a Christian school in Chibok town in April 2014. Though one girl was rescued in May, almost all of those seized by Boko Haram remain missing.
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has called on the UN to mediate with the militants. Buhari has said he is prepared to arrange a swap, freeing extremists in jail in return for the girls’ release.
- Please pray that God will comfort and heal all those injured and bereaved in Monday’s attack.
- Pray for the immediate release of the girls abducted from Chibok. Pray that they will know God’s presence, His love and his Healing power.
- Pray for wisdom for President Buhari and the Nigerian Government as they work to free the Chibok girls and defeat Boko Haram. Pray that God will give them courage and determination to tackle this terrorist threat.
(Sources: BBC, Release partner)
TURKEY Yesterday we reported that the families of three Christians brutally killed in Malatya nine years ago had received partial justice. Although the accused had been convicted they were allowed to remain at large because they planned to appeal. Thank God that last night the five killers were arrested on fears that they would flee the country.
(Sources: Middle East Concern, Open Doors)