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Our field has confirmed recent news about Easter attacks on Christians in Nigeria that killed more than 40 people—many of them children. We ask for your urgent prayers for those who lost loved ones and those who are recovering from injuries after these attacks.
On Palm Sunday, April 14, Fulbe-speaking Fulani herdsmen invaded the village of Kochum-Numa, Andaha in Akwanga local Government area Nassarawa State, a part of north-central Nigeria. They killed 17 people gathered for a late-night christening for a child.
Eleven people were killed and many are unaccounted for in a Good Friday attack by gunmen on worshippers returning from church at Tse-Aye and Tse-Ngibo, Ikurav Tiev in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, according to the newspaper Vanguard. Neither the identities of the attackers nor their motive is clear at this stage.
On Easter Sunday, a Muslim defense officer killed 13 boys taking part in a late-night Easter procession in Sabob Layi, Gombe State. The procession in Sabon Layi is an annual event to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Please join our Nigerian brothers and sisters in praying for the situation in northern Nigeria.
Pray for the Lord’s comfort to all those who have lost loved ones.
Pray that the government will be true to their promises to find perpetrators and bring justice to those harmed.
Pray that the Church will have wisdom as they interact with the authorities regarding these incidents.
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