Boko Haram, the notorious Islamic terrorist group that has wreaked havoc on northern Nigeria during the past 13 years, was blamed for several isolated attacks on schools, churches, and motorists during the past six months. A long-time ministry partner of Christian Aid had to relocate its headquarters due to the frequency of Boko Haram attacks in the area.
For 30 years the ministry has trained and sent out missionaries to share the love of Christ among unreached people groups in Nigeria. More than 180 of those gospel workers are currently serving with the ministry, and many of their mission fields are located in the country’s Muslim northern region.
In April, suspected Boko Haram members set fire to the mission bases/homes of three missionary families. Christian Aid supplied funds to assist the missionaries in building new bases. Despite the dangers many of the missionaries insist on staying where the gospel is most needed, and this summer three former Boko Haram members committed their hearts to Christ. Boko Haram terrorists, angered by what they consider betrayal to their cause, retaliated by murdering the wife and children of one of the converts.
- For more members of the Boko Haram terrorist group to experience a change of heart and receive Jesus as their Savior
- For protection for the missionaries as they daily risk their lives to share the gospel and plant churches in Muslim-dominated areas of northern Nigeria