Following Muslim attacks on Christians in Nigeria on Nov. 28-29, six pastors are dead, at least 500 other people killed and 40 churches destroyed, Compass Direct News reported. More than 25,000 persons were displaced in the two days of violence, according to the National Emergency Management Agency.
What began as outrage over suspected vote fraud in local elections degenerated into angry Muslims taking aim at Christian sites rather than at political targets. Police and troops reportedly killed about 400 rampaging Muslims in an effort to quell the unrest, and Islamic extremists shot, slashed or stabbed to death most of more than 100 Christians killed.
The Voice of the Martyrs actively supports persecuted believers in Nigeria. When churches are destroyed, VOM assists in rebuilding efforts and provides Christian literature. VOM also supports the Families of Martyrs fund which provides financial aid to widows who have lost their husbands in religious attacks.
Pray for peace in this area. Ask God to comfort the families of those killed. Pray the testimonies of martyred believers will draw their persecutors into fellowship with Christ. Pray believers in Nigeria will forgive their persecutors.