Authorities in south-eastern Sudan arrested the headmaster of a Christian school last week and took over its property, sources said.
Armed police and officials from the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on 5 September arrested the Reverend Samuel Suliman and 12 teachers at the school in Madani, capital of Al Jazirah state. The Christians were accused of supporting the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North, a rebel group fighting government forces farther south in the Nuba Mountains state of South Kordofan.
Suliman and the other staff were held for eight hours before being released on bail.
“Over the past days, we have experienced difficult times in the school,” Suliman said, asking for prayer.
The school serves more than 1,000 students, ages 3 to 18, in Madani.
Source: Morning Star News
- Please pray for Suliman and his teaching team, that no charges will be brought against them.
- Pray that the school property will be returned so that its pupils can resume their education.
- Pray for God’s peace and protection over all His people in Sudan as President Omar al-Bashir’s government continues to put pressure on all non-Muslims.