17 Feb. 2016: Voice of the Persecuted received an urgent request for prayer from Nigeria Christians. We were notified that Boko Haram is suspected to have carried out an attack in Adamawa State which killed at least six people. Insurgents stormed Kuda village around 9pm on Monday and shot at fleeing villagers, which killing five and injured several. The extremists destroyed more than 20 houses. Reports claim an elderly woman burned to death when they set fire to her home. Witnesses claim the 30 heavily armed insurgents came on foot and looted valuables.
The head of Krichinga, Abubakar Kanuri, a nearby village, said the insurgents came through Malakwaya, a section of the Sambisa Forest.
He said, “Today, they will invade our villages as rustlers, another day they stormed our villages in convoy of vehicles and some time they will use cattle to deceive us that they are normal herdsmen only to start killing people.
“We need help in our area. Many are beginning to return but with current security situation, they may not return to these areas.”
He said that they are still hiding in caves inside Sambisa Forest.
The Nigeria government has offered no detailed proposal to rebuild the northeast razed by the Islamic terror group. Borno State has suffered most at the hands of the Boko Haram. Estimates to repair damage total more than $1 billion in Borno alone. Plunging oil prices have hurt revenue and further the Nigerian government’s economic woes.
Please keep our Nigerian brothers and sisters in your prayers.
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