News broke late last night of eight Christians gunned down in a church in northeastern Nigeria. This follows hot on the heels of the Christmas Day church bombings in which nearly thirty Christians were killed.
It is widely suspected that Islamic extremist group Boko Haram are behind these attacks and it is no coincidence that last nights shooting took place a few days after an ultimatum Boko Haram issued giving Christians three days to leave Northern Nigeria.
In response to this upsurge in violence the Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency.
You might be interested to read a short article on this over on Christian Today, which I found informative and addresses the standard mainstream media narrative that this is all just ‘religious tensions’, with everybody behaving as badly as everybody else.
This region is in desperate need of our prayers.
Tags: Christian Persecution