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Please pray for our brothers and sisters in north-eastern Nigeria whose village has been attacked by Boko Haram gunmen.

The Islamist terrorists, who were dressed in soldiers’ uniforms, attacked the village of Dalori, 10 kilometres from the city of Maiduguri, on Saturday 30 January.

They arrived on motorcycles and in trucks and killed between 50 and 65 villagers. They burned some to death in their homes – including children. A further 70 were injured.

Boko Haram suicide bombers also carried out raids in neighbouring Chad.

Release International’s Nigerian partner says Boko Haram is rolling back recent gains against them by the military. The country’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, had vowed to defeat the insurgents by the end of last year.

Sources: BBC News, Release International

Prayer Points

  • Please pray that the Lord will comfort our brothers and sisters in Dalori and elsewhere who have lost loved ones to Boko Haram or been injured by their violence.
  • Pray that Nigeria’s Christians will stand firm in their faith and be sensitive to the leading of the Lord. Ask God to open the eyes of their persecutors to the truth of the Gospel.
  • Pray that Nigeria’s government will implement an effective strategy to provide protection for Christians under attack from Boko Haram and other militant groups.

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