There is a terrible highway being built by evil factions that have one agenda. Though they[terrorists] are a mixed people, they have one goal in mind, and that is to kill everyone and everything that is different from them. If you don’t believe in their brand of god, than you will die. They don’t care about life, they have no regard for it. While talking with a Christian brother from this region, I have come to understand that there are nearly 100 different sects[divisions] of people who follow Islam. And none of them seem to know which or who will go into ‘paradise’ with their God. So they are all bent on killing seeing this as the sure way to guarantee their entry into paradise. To die in battle fighting in the name of Allah.
So as the media and the West fiddles, so to speak, the middle east and Africa are on fire. In Syria there has been a battle cry raised, a cry that commands all to come and fight. This is not war in the conventional sense, this is not the Syrian people raising up to topple an evil dictator. This is a Holy War, a jihad commanded by a Holy Book. With an end outcome of causing chaos, while ridding the world of non-believers so that their Mahdi/savior can appear.
Look at what has happened in the short span of a year. Over 2 million are now displaced, over 200,000 have been killed. Refugee camps overflowing and people starving or dying from disease. Attack after attack has been witnessed in village after village by the Boko Haram’s murderous rampage. We have watched whole Christian communities and churches looted and destroyed, many burned to the ground. Aid is not nearly enough, and we’ve reported that rebels have infiltrated refugee camps hiding among the people. Many fearing to even go to the camps for refuge, choosing undesignated areas for safety instead. This in turn makes calculating true numbers of those suffering much harder.
Three armies are now battling this wicked insurrection, from Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon. They have joined to form a multi-national force with France supplying logistics. Young children have been forced and indoctrinated into their armies, and as recently reported little girls used as suicide bombers. Women and children are kidnapped and used as slaves, raped and tortured. Christians are slaughtered for not recanting their faith. We have also connected the Janjaweed from Sudan to this group, as well as possible ties with the LRA here and in the CAR. Now Libya has been overrun with ISIS as allegiances grow and formed.
Voice of America is reporting of one refugee camp in Cameroon, that has grown to 40,000. They describe deplorable conditions with no running water, no toliet facilities, and very little food. The displaced complain that Christians and Muslims are put together in the camps. With the inhumane attacks by the Boko Haram many Christians are mistrusting of Muslims in such close proximity. Knowing insurgents infiltrate these camps, Muslims are feared as Boko Haram with many frequently taken away. There is much confusion in this crisis that has been allowed to explode not only by Nigeria, but global governments who’ve been fore warned. Fear grows for innocents mistook for insurgents, Muslim and Christian alike.
VOA reports that a humanitarian crises is looming in Cameroon. They report that ” last week, the Cameroonian forces arrested hundreds of the refugees saying they were suspected Boko Haram fighters who had infiltrated the camp. Yega (a resident) said life has been extremely difficult for him and his family for the one week he has been here. I brought all of my family. My wife is in the market, my children are from school. They give us food normally, but the feeding will not satisfy us. That is why they call us here today in a meeting so, may be tomorrow they will give us feeding [more food], he said. “We eat two times in a day. We cook in our various houses. Mouhaman Boukar, a cattle rancher who fled from Yerwa, Borno State said he is thankful to God for saving his life from the insurgents, but said the increasing number of Nigerians in the refugee camp is making living conditions unbearable.” (More)
Our contacts are reporting similar conditions in the refugee camps and deplorable conditions for many. Churches are struggling to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people.
Maiduguri Christians are living in fear of Boko Haram taking control of the city. The control of Maiduguri could cause an unrevokable change the political landscape
Martin Ewi, a senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies said, “Maiduguri is very important, extremely important, we’re talking about two million people who live in that city.” He warned, “The strategic importance of Maiduguri cannot be overestimated. “If they can take Maiduguri, taking over the whole state will be a matter of time.”
They are worried Boko Haram has placed ‘sleeper cells’ among the refugees in Maiduguri, as they have done everywhere else in their efforts to take control. If Maiduguri were to be attacked, 200,000 Christians would be at risk, unable to escape and possibly slaughtered.
Neighboring countries, Niger, Chad and Cameroon have also become targets as their forces have joined the battle against the radical insurgents. Two people were killed in Niger on Thursday by a mine thought to have been planted by Boko Haram.
Still Reeling from Tuesday’s Attacks Suicide Bombers Target Christian Areas Again on Thursday
Explosions in Nigeria’s north-central city of Jos and the northeast town of Biu over the past two days have killed at least 34 people, witnesses said Thursday.
A suicide bomber killed people at a bus station in Biu, witnesses say, while a second bomber was caught by a crowd and reportedly beaten to death. Reports claim a second bomber was killed before carrying out his mission.
One of the bombers refused to stop at a check point then detonated. A witness claimed, the bomber may have been heading toward Biu market, but could not get past security points set up by the Civilian JTF
Following the Biu attack, two roadside bombs exploded in the city of Jos killed at least 15 people at a bus station and the motor park near the university. Witnesses claim they heard a “loud sound” then another blast moments later.
Video taken at the scene of one blast is simply to graphic to share. Please pray for the victims and their families.
Do not let up in your prayers for Nigeria.