Nigeria Week of Prayer

Nigeria week of prayer

The Islamist terror group Boko Haram has mounted a campaign of terror for more than a decade. In that time thousands of people have been killed and around one million people have been forced to flee their homes.  Boko Haram’s violent attacks have targeted at Christians, Muslims who don’t share their ideology and federal government targets such as schools, the police and the military. In the last two months we’ve seen almost daily attacks, many by young female suicide bombers, that have  claimed the lives of more than 800 people. We’ve also seen a disturbing increase in violence by armed Fulani gunmen on farming communities in central Nigerian states which have claimed over 500 lives within a two-month period.

The situation is reaching crisis point and we cannot stand by and do nothing.

Next week, we want to change this worrying trajectory by countering the upsurge in violence with an uprising of prayer.  We want to see an end to violence, and a free and peaceful future for all Nigerians.