(Voice of the Persecuted) Our contacts on the ground tell us that the recent attack with mass kidnappings is indeed true, but the numbers are not final and “It is definitely a case of persecution.” We have also learned this was a mostly Muslim village and they were attacked for their resistance to Boko Haram. Boko Haram unrest: Nigerian militants ‘kidnap 200 villagers’.
In the past we have reported that Boko Haram, Al-Queda, ISIS and Al-Shabob are connected in their quest to form a super highway of ‘Terror’ from Syria to the coast of Africa. Their goal is to install a caliphate with a brand of ‘sharia’ law that is demonic and dishonorable, one they plan will control the world. Their acts of violence unite them under one banner, extending their chaos to encompass the entire region.
Victims who survive these attacks are sold into slavery or are forced to fight in their maniacal battles. While France is attempting to rally the African Union states to combat this evil, Nigeria is embroiled in a political fight for new leadership. (more)
Today we received confirmation of yet another horrendous and inhumane attack on the elderly too weak to flee Gwoza. Extremists in Nigeria lining up elderly and shooting them (AP via Yahoo News)
The Boko Haram released a video to journalists late Saturday, two days after fleeing villagers reported the extremists are rounding up elderly people and killing them in two schools in Gwoza, in northeast Nigeria.
In the video, one member is saying they are being killed because they are ‘infidels’ or non-believers.
‘We have made sure the floor of this hall is turned red with blood, and this is how it is going to be in all future attacks and arrests of infidels,’ the group leader says in a message.
‘From now, killing, slaughtering, destruction and bombing will be our religious duty anywhere we invade.’
There are so many corpses the gunmen have difficulty stepping to reach bodies still twitching with life. Most appear to be adult men.
We will update you on the facts as new reports come in.
The numbers vary of those killed in the last 5 years. The MSM has begun saying in the thousands, while others say at least 2,000, with one report saying that 1.6 million people have been displaced. However, the Nigerian media is reporting that, the five-year uprising by the extremists has killed more than 13,000 people and forced more than 1.5 million others from their homes.
The army has been virtually ineffective in controlling or combating the radical Islamic group. In some instances, striking fear where they should be providing comfort.
Guinea’s president warned Sunday that Nigeria’s brand of Islamic extremism risked spreading throughout west Africa and called on countries in the region to do more to help Nigeria in its struggle against Boko Haram. The Islamic group has extended their activities to neighboring countries and in particular, Cameroon. Many of Nigeria’s displaced have fled to Cameroon. They are staying in horrific conditions at refugee camps beyond the brink of capacity.
Boko Haram, ISIS and the rest are some of the wealthiest group of bandits the world has ever seen. In some cases as with ISIS, they are making millions of dollars a day with seized oil assets.
Meanwhile the trail of tears and suffering they leave is unimaginable to the West. We have learned of the dark side of these events with children in the thousands who have lost parents and are now left to die in the elements. The staggering number of widows & orphans flock to churches in the thousands, placing burdens that can not be measured. The work of organizations and missions for aid is not enough when so many gather for what little food is handed out. We hear about the starvation and those subject to illness, due to lack of proper food, and medicine. Orphans who can barely care for themselves, taking on the care of orphaned babies while they are practically babes themselves. It’s hard for us to share the many photos we receive, worried they may again become targets of the militant terror group. Men who have allowed evil to enter their hearts, carrying out acts as if possessed by demons. Their lives and protection of the persecuted are of the utmost importance to us. But it’s truly heartbreaking.
- Pray for the leadership of Nigeria and courage and strength
- Pray for the leadership of Nigeria for strength & courage, knowledge and wisdom while combating the militants.
- Pray for comfort, strength, courage and protection of those suffering.
- Pray for the steadfastness they need to endure suffering without giving up hope.
- Pray that God’s peace will guard their hearts and minds.
- Pray for God’s mercy over Nigeria.
- Pray for caring hands, to provide comfort to the orphaned, widows, and the many fleeing.
- Pray that those who are called to be the hands and feet of Christ for these people will answer this call.
- Pray for the militants to miraculously have a change of heart and come to our Lord and Savior.
Together with your generous support, we can reach the goal to alleviate their suffering. In darkness and desperation, let us serve in love, with open arms and giving hands to provide light and hope.
Everyday, we thank God that He is working through you to care for His children and further His Kingdom! As you have greatly blessed others, may God continue to bless you. Thank you so much for your support.