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Fulani militants attacked Christian villages in the Riyom local government area of Plateau state on Friday 3 October.

Ministry partners of Release International, sister mission of Voice of the Martyrs Australia, reports that 12 villagers and a soldier were killed.

At the same time, the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram, which is presently engaged in skirmishes with government forces, has abducted more than 40 people, a number of whom are Christians. Among those taken on 30 September was a mother with her newborn twins.

Sources: Stefanos Foundation, Release International

Prayer Points

  • Pray for God’s comfort and strength for all those affected by these recent attacks and abductions.
  • Pray that all those who have been kidnapped by Boko Haram during the past few months would be released.
  • Pray the Lord will grant favour to those who are attempting to shield villagers from attack and bring an end to the violence.