Newsflashes from the Persecuted Church

Posted on November 12, 2014 by Janelle in Countries, Stories

Nigeria: Open Doors Worker Reports ‘Grievous’ Suffering

Isaac*, an Open Doors researcher for Nigeria, has just returned from visiting a few Christians who have fled in the wake of Boko Haram’s capture of the city of Mubi on Oct. 29. The attack on Mubi has been a huge blow to these local Christians. Witnesses told Isaac how Boko Haram ordered the Christians that were trapped in Mubi to embrace Islam or be ready to die. “The Lord gave many of them the grace to stand strong,” reports Isaac.


Gunmen torch churches, kill scores in Nigeria

BAUCHI, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic extremists sprayed gunfire at worshippers and torched four churches on Sunday in a village just miles from the town where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped, witnesses said.
At least 30 bodies have been recovered, but more are turning up in the bushes, where people tried to escape from Kwada village, said a member of a vigilante group that has had some success in repelling attacks.“They killed dozens of people and burned houses after attacking worshippers,” survivor Mallam Yahi told The Associated Press by telephone from Chibok town, to which he escaped.
Some of the church buildings destroyed included the Protestant Church of Christ in Nigeria, the Pentecostal Deeper Life Bible Church and Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa, which is Hausa for Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, Yahi said. The last was started by American missionaries from Illinois in the 1920s.
Yahi said the attackers went on to neighboring Kautikari, where they gunned down villagers and burned down homes.The vigilante said they had not yet reached Kautikari so did not know what the death toll was there.
PPolice spokesman Gideon Jubrin said he could not confirm the attack because bad communications have kept officials from reaching the nearest security post at Chibok, though Associated Press reporters were able to make cell phone calls to the town.Chibok is the town in northeast Borno state from which more than 200 girls were abducted in April. Officials say 219 girls remain captive. Kwada is six miles and Kautikari four miles away.


20 women abducted in Nigeria; Boko Haram still holding 272 girls

20 women reported kidnapped in Nigeria as #BringBackOurGirls vigil continues
As Boko Haram continues to hold 272 schoolgirls, report says 20 women kidnapped in Nigeria
Gunmen abducted 20 women from a remote settlement in northeastern Nigeria as 272 schoolgirls kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram continued to languish in captivity, according to news reports Monday.


Please keep praying for the 276+ Christian schoolgirls taken hostage in Nigeria

Please keep praying for the 276+ Christian schoolgirls taken hostage in Nigeria and forced to convert to the radical Boko Haram's Islam.
On the night of 14–15 April 2014, approximately 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town ofChibok in Borno State, Nigeria. The kidnappings were claimed by Boko Haram, an Islamic Jihadist and Takfiri terrorist organization based in northeast Nigeria.