Boko Haram has been wreaking havoc and destruction across northern Nigeria and the Lake Chad regions of Cameroon, Chad, and Niger for over a decade. Earlier this month, the terrorist group again attacked a group of villages in northern Cameroon, displacing as many as 1,100 Christian families. This attack took place on 10 July in Roum village, a small Christian village in rural Cameroon. There were also other attacks in other small villages on 5 and 11 July.
Reports claim that the group burned down most of the villages, destroyed food stores, and either killed or stole all the livestock. The families who were able to flee with their lives are now struggling with hunger, thirst and lack of shelter.
These attacks have come at a particularly bad time, as the food from the last harvest is almost gone. The next harvest will be at the end of the rainy season, late September or early October. This causes issues for the military and security forces, it makes it harder for them to travel quickly or patrol easily. This means that attacks by groups like Boko Haram become easier and more frequent
Source: International Christian Concern
- Ask the Lord to provide provision and protection to those who have suffered great loss.
- Pray the Lord would lead the authorities in wisdom, to help them aid those who have been affected and prevent further attacks.
- Pray God will frustrate the plans of those intent on violence. Ask the Lord to have mercy on them and bring them to repentance and salvation.
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