Shortly after dawn on 1 December, more than 500 heavily armed Boko Haram militants attacked Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state.
The militants overran military checkpoints, set fire to a police base and attacked the public university.
VOM workers report that several churches were also raided, and some Christians at the churches are believed to have been seriously injured or killed. VOM workers request prayer for believers throughout Yobe state as well as in Borno and Adamawa states, where Christians face daily attacks.
Source: Voice of the Martyrs USA
- Pray to the Lord to protect his people all throughout Northern Nigeria; ask him to frustrate the plans of Boko Haram so their desire to bring further harm may come to nothing.
- Ask Him to uphold believers and strengthen them during this Christmas season. In spite of their suffering, ask Him to fill them afresh with the great joy of knowing Christ the Lord.
- Pray for those in particular who are injured or grieving the loss of loved ones.