Christians Slaughtered in Murderous Attack

Boko Haram Terrorist Accepts Christ

November 23, 2011

By Rae Burnett, Africa Director for Christian Aid Mission

This article is compiled from recent interviews with a native missionary leader supported by Christian Aid.

More than 130 Christians, including several indigenous missionaries, were brutally slaughtered on November 11 when members of a fanatic Islamic sect viciously attacked the mostly Christian community of New Jerusalem in Yobe State, Nigeria.

Most of the 20 million Fulani in Nigeria have never heard the gospel.

The Muslim extremists, belonging to a terrorist group called Boko Haram, demanded that Christians recite the Islamic creed. Those who would not were butchered on the spot. Among the devastation and destruction left in the wake of Boko Haram were 10 church buildings, set aflame while Christians remained trapped inside.

As one of the Boko Haram terrorists was poised to slit the throat of his Christian victim, he was suddenly struck with the weight of the evil he was about to commit. Dropping his machete, he ran to the nearest church, asking a pastor for help. The pastor referred him to a Christian Aid-supported indigenous ministry that cannot be named for security.

When the call came, the ministry leader was grieving the loss of several close missionary friends who were murdered in the Yobe State slaughter. He immediately met with the confessed killer and joyfully led him to Christ. He is discipling him in a secret location because of the extreme danger.

For years, this indigenous missionary ministry has been working tirelessly to take the gospel to Nigeria’s unreached Islamic northern states which are dominated by the Muslim Hausa and Fulani tribes. Many are illiterate and remotely located, and millions have never even heard that Jesus died for them.

Church groups or individuals interested in helping native Nigerian missionaries should contact Rae Burnett at or call 434-977-5650 with any questions about the work of God in Africa.

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