Approximately 100 Christians were massacred by Muslim terrorists in the West African nation of Mali last month.
On 9 June, armed Fulani Muslim militants invaded a predominately Christian village in Sobame Da, and killed men, women, and children. Officials say they found at least 95 bodies. The attackers also killed animals and set fire to houses.
“About 50 heavily armed men arrived on motorbikes and pickups,” a survivor named Amadou Togo said. “They first surrounded the village and then attacked – anyone who tried to escape was killed.” A security source at the scene said that the village “had been virtually wiped out.”
No terror group claimed responsibility for the massacre. It has been reported that, every person who died was a Christian.
West Africa is home to some of the most brutal attacks against Christians in recent years that have claimed thousands of lives. Mali was thrown into unrest after Islamic jihadists took over the country in 2012. The violence became so severe the entire Malian government resigned in April.
Sources: Open Doors, BBC, AFP, CBN News
- Ask God to pour out His Spirit of love, order and calm over these communities. Pray for safety and protection.
- Ask God to intervene and bring the persecutors to justice.
- Pray that God’s grace and mercy would be at work in this tragedy.
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