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At least 22 Christians were killed by members of Boko Haram on Sunday, 26 January, when the Islamists attacked a church in Waga Chakawa village, located in Adamawa state. Another 25 from the village were killed while fleeing their homes, which the attackers had set on fire.

The Islamic militants locked Christians inside the church, set off bombs and shot people or cut their throats as they tried to escape through windows. They held residents hostage and burned the church and houses throughout the village during the four-hour attack.

Later that day, Boko Haram killed at least 52 more people who were shopping at a market in Kawuri village in Borno state.

VOM contacts in Nigeria said as many as 200 Christians have been killed by Boko Haram since the 26 January attacks.

Sources: Voice of the Martyrs USA, BBC News

Prayer Points

  • Pray the Lord will intervene, to stem the evil perpetrated by this group.
  • Ask Him to direct and strengthen those who are attempting to bring a stop to these attacks and bring the perpetrators to justice.
  • Pray the Lord will minister to the injured, the grieving, the frightened and those whose faith is weak.