My heart is so sad and grieved over the persecution happening to our brothers and sisters in Nigeria.
Our friends at Compass Direct are faithfully reporting the latest on the attacks and we have the latest from them today.
You may read the full story here.
Confirmed death toll rises to nine in Islamic extremist bombing at Catholic church.
JOS, Nigeria, March 13 (CDN) — One man rendered a widower by the Islamist suicide bombing at a Catholic church on Sunday (March 11) discovered his wife had been killed only after finding her severed hand with her wedding ring on it.
Another could identify his wife only by the clothing left on her remains.
Both women, 52-year-old Rose Dominic Dung Tari, and 50-year-old Roseline Kumbo Pam, had given birth to five children; the two victims were neighbors, their homes separated only by an apartment between them. They were two of the nine Christians confirmed killed—including two Boy Scouts, ages 8 and 16, helping security personnel keep the assailants outside the church compound gate—in the bombing by Islamic extremists reportedly from the Boko Haram sect.
Pam’s husband, Sunday Davou Pam, told Compass that before leaving for the service at St. Finbarr’s Catholic Church, his wife was preoccupied with preparations for her brother’s wedding that morning and helping him settle with his bride-to-be.
“I was in a meeting at the back of the church in the men’s fellowship meeting when the blast went off,” Pam said. “And when we heard a loud explosion, we all rushed to the front of the church, only to find the dead bodies of many of our members lying scattered across the street. There were also many injured who were crying for help.”
Please continue praying for Nigeria and all of the Christians who are being targeted by the militant Islamic terrorists in Nigeria. Please pray for the men and women who have lost loved ones. Please pray for the children who now don't have parents. Please pray for the parents who now don't have their children.
Please spread the word to your friends and family and church and ask them to pray for Nigerian Christians.