The suffering of Christians in Nigeria under the Boko Haram insurgency continued over the weekend with another Sunday attack. At least 30 people were confirmed dead after suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Kwada village close to Chibok in Borno State. Chibok is the village where more than 200 school girls were kidnapped almost two months ago.
The death toll is expected to rise as vigilante group members keep discovering more bodies in the bush. The attackers sprayed gunfire at worshippers and torched four churches, including the Protestant Church of Christ, the Pentecostal Deeper Life Bible Church and Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa, which is Hausa for Church of the Brethren in Nigeria.
A witness said the attackers then went on to neighboring Kautikari, where they shot at villagers and burned homes. From a local media outlet, PREMIUM TIMES, it appears that while one of their reporters was in Chibok in April, suspected Boko Haram militants delivered a letter to Kautikari threatening attacks.
Christians have kept their faith despite continued attacks. Thank the Lord for their faith. Pray that their Christian testimonies will bring glory to God and help extend His kingdom in Nigeria. Pray that there will be greater effort from the government to provide security for its people in these remote northern areas.