A mob of Muslim radicals attacked two churches in Niger’s third largest city on 13 June following an imam’s inflammatory message.
The protestors burned an Assemblies of God church in the Zaria neighbourhood, along with the pastor’s car, as well as the Life to the Full Christian Church.
The imam in Zaria had denounced a new government bill on the exercise of worship, saying it was against Islam, though he later said he had misunderstood the bill.
Police arrested 178 rioters following the attacks. No one was injured in the attacks, but the Assemblies of God church was completely destroyed. “Please pray for the Christians in Niger”, a VOM contact said. “Many are afraid.”
Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA
- Ask the Lord to uphold the Christian community. Pray the Lord will take away their fear.
- Pray the church members will not give up meeting together. Ask the Lord to use this incident to unify and strengthen the church.
- Pray for the imam and the rioters. Ask God to have mercy on them, soften their hearts and bring them to repentance.
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