Nine Christians were abducted in two separate armed attacks on Christian boarding schools in Kaduna State, Nigeria in early October.
On 3rd October, just after midnight, gunmen entered a school in a remote area and seized its vice-principal, the matron and six female pupils. In a second midnight attack on 10th October, 20 gunmen stormed a Government Technical School in the predominantly Christian district of Kajura and abducted the school’s principal, himself a Christian.
Pray that the LORD will be a strong tower of protection (Proverbs 18:10) for the nine Christians abducted. Ask that they will be returned safely to their loved ones soon. Continue to pray for freedom for the 117 “Chibok girls” still held by members of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, who seized 279 mainly-Christian girls in north-east Nigeria in April 2014. Thank the Lord that around 160 girls have either escaped, been rescued or released. Pray the remaining girls find rest in the Lord from the long burden of their captivity (Matthew 11:28). Give thanks for the release of boys and young men from terrible conditions in an Islamic boarding school. Lift up those who have suffered and ask that they find a God of love (Proverbs 8:17).
Pray also for Pamela & Musa Gaiya serving with Mission Africa in the area where these kidnappings have taken place. It has been an anxious time but they have known the Lord’s presence and protection. Pray for God’s peace to reign in their hearts and minds.
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