Missionary abducted in Cameroon

By July 29, 2014
(Photo courtesy Open Doors)

(Photo courtesy Open Doors)

Cameroon (ODM) — During attacks on towns in the extreme north of Cameroon over the weekend, a report from Open Doors says suspected members of Boko Haram killed and abducted an unknown number of people.

One of those taken is Pastor Kesvere Jean Marcel, a missionary connected to the Fraternal Lutheran Church from Blangoua, a town near the Chadian border. Local staff report that two Cameroonian soldiers were kidnapped with the pastors. In a separate attack, militants also stormed the town of Kolofata, about 350 km by road south of Blangoua late on Saturday, shooting indiscriminately and looting homes.

From various media reports, it appears that they abducted the wife of the Deputy Prime Minister and her maid early Sunday morning from the town, along with an influential local community leader, Seini Boukar and his family.

A communications officer said on state radio that there was heavy fighting in the area between the Nigerian militants and the Cameroonian army.

Please pray for the safe release of Pastor Marcel and the others who were abducted. Pray that the Cameroonian government will be able to restore calm in the area. Pray for wisdom for regional leaders as they join forces in the fight against Boko Haram militants

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