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Nigeria: Pray as Christian villages suffer attacks..

April 27, 2020

There has recently been a series of attacks against Nigerian Christians and their communities in the Middle Belt of Nigeria. On 14 April, there was another attack in Plateau State, on the small community of Hura, near Miango, not far from earlier attacks.

Fulani militants killed nine people, including four children and a pregnant woman. At least 33 homes were burned down, and hundreds of people have been displaced. Open Doors partners in Nigeria managed to meet with those who survived the attack, so that they could share their account of what happened.

It’s distressing to see, especially as many in the recent raids had been trying to stay home due to restrictions in place because of the coronavirus. Many think the attacks by the Fulani herdsmen are to try and get Christian communities to leave the area for good.

Pray now…

  • For protection from attack and provision in the face of loss
  • For continued courage to stay faithful
  • For comfort for those who are mourning loved ones

We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.