Story number 1 for 22 Feb 2000

By February 22, 2000

Topping the news today, violence has erupted between Christians and Muslims in a northern Nigerian town over the introduction of Islamic law. Both ethnic and religious tension have been on the rise across the country against a backdrop of increased insecurity since Christian President Olusegun Obasanjo (oh-loo-SAY-gun oh-buh-SAN-jo) took office. However, Evangelical Baptist Missions’ David Jacobs says: “I don’t think that there’s going to be a great effect if the government puts a stop to it. I think it will bring a better advancement and reach our land with evangelism. They do not like what the President seems to be doing because he was not doing it in the light of their religion and they were not gaining as they were gaining before.” Jacobs explains their outreach needs. “We need more missionaries to help and to evangelize the area that still needs to be evangelized. Continue to pray for the President, that the Lord will give him longer life to continue faithfully what He has already started. Christians are really praying for him because we felt he was doing the right thing.”

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