The little town of Chibok in Northern Nigeria became known around the world in April this year, when 250, mainly Christian, girls were kidnapped from their school by the Islamist group, Boko Haram. Little has been heard of the girls since then, other than what Boko Haram have said: That they have converted to Islam and been married to Muslim men.
Last Thursday Boko Haram took control of Chibok, but the town quickly was retaken by the Nigerian army on Saturday. Other nearby villages and towns have been targeted in a similar way by Boko Haram in recent months, but the Nigerian army may have been particularly keen to liberate Chibok due to the world wide interest it has generated since the girls were kidnapped in April.
Open Doors recently delivered encouraging letters from supports to those in Chibok. Wachai’s daughter is one of the girls who is missing: “I am happy to know that people around the globe are praying for me, I am strengthened.”
Please keep praying for Nigeria, and especially those in Chibok.
Sources: Open Doors, BBC
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