Two terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso have left 29 Christians dead and countless others fearing for their lives. The twin attacks, which took place on 9 and 10 June, specifically targeted Christians and came on the heels of a series of attacks targeting churches in the West African nation.
The first attack took place in the town of Arbinda. Nineteen Christians were murdered as a result of that attack. Reports confirm that ten others were killed in a nearby province named Namentenga the following day. According to local reports, the attacks have displaced the entire Christian population of Arbinda who fear they too will be targeted and killed.
These attacks represent the fifth and sixth attack on Christians living in northern Burkina Faso within the last six weeks. An estimated 82 pastors and 11,245 Christians have been displaced by the targeted killings.
Source: International Christian Concern
- Pray for an end to the recent violence targeting Christians in Burkina Faso.
- Pray for the Lord’s comforting presence to surround those who have lost loved ones. Ask the Lord for healing for all who have been injured in these attacks.
- Pray the Christians in the area will come together to care and provide for one another. Pray their witness may be powerful, even to those responsible.
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