Latest Boko Haram attacks include Christian village

By February 18, 2014
Borno State of Nigeria (Photo from Wikimedia commons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nigeria_Borno_State_map.png)

Borno State of Nigeria (Photo from Wikimedia commons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nigeria _Borno_State_map.png)

Nigeria (MNN) — Killing over 100 people, the Boko Haram are suspected in the attack of a small farming village, Izghe, in Borno, Nigeria. E3 Partners says that the goal of the Boko Haram is to create a strict Islamic state. The mostly-Christian village of Izghe was an obvious target this past Saturday.

According to CNN, male residents of the village were the main target of shootings Saturday evening. Nearby villages were heavily evacuated, and Izghe looted and burned.

AllAfrica.com sheds some light on the frustration of the locals. So far, little if any action has been taken by the government to deal with the constant attacks in that area, and members of the community are speaking out. Many villagers are still missing as a result of the invasion. One resident estimates that nearly 100 terrorists came into the village with sophisticated weapons.

Nigeria is #14 on the Open Doors World Watch List.

CNN reports that a second attack occurred earlier during the day in the fishing village, Doron Baga. Again, the culprits were suspected to be the Boko Haram.

E3 is praying for these Christians. Posted on their 8Thirty8 page yesterday: “Thank You, Lord, that in difficult times, ‘Your light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.’ We claim this, this morning.”

Would you join with E3 in prayer this week?

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