Please pray for our Christian family in Chibok in northern Nigeria after Islamist extremists Boko Haram struck again. The terrorists took over three villages near Chibok town in Borno state last Monday.
At least eight people, including a village elder, were reported to have been killed. The attackers have hoisted their flag around these villages.
Many families in the area are still waiting in agony for news of more than 200 girls who were snatched from a Christian school in Chibok town in April 2014. Though one girl was rescued in May, almost all of those seized by Boko Haram remain missing.
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has called on the UN to mediate with the militants. Buhari has said he is prepared to arrange a swap, freeing extremists in jail in return for the girls’ release.
Sources: BBC, Release International
- Please pray that God will comfort and heal all those injured and bereaved in this recent attack.
- Pray for the immediate release of the girls abducted from Chibok. Pray that they will know God’s presence, His love and His healing power.
- Pray for wisdom for President Buhari and the Nigerian Government as they work to free the Chibok girls and defeat Boko Haram. Pray that God will give them courage and determination to tackle this terrorist threat.