A Call to Prayer
IDOP-Africa invites you to join Christians around the world in praying with, and for, the persecuted church on 12 November. www.idop-africa.org provides you with news, articles, resources, PowerPoint's, links and contacts to enable you to mobilize your friends, family, co-workers, congregation and community to prayer and action on behalf of those who are persecuted for their Faith.
What Can We Do to Help Persecuted Christians Survive this Tsunami of Violence?
12 November is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted. See: www.idop-africa.org for articles, news and PowerPoints you can use to mobilise your congregation to pray for the persecuted.
At about 10pm on 1st October, heavily armed Muslims attacked the off-campus hostels of the Federal Polytechnic State University, College of Health Technology and several private residences of Christians in the Tudun Wada Wuro Patuje area of Adamawa state. The assailants demanded to know the names of each student. Those with Christian names were shot, or stabbed. Their bodies were left in lines outside the student hostels.
Destructive Night Attacks
In Bauchi State more than 4,000 Christians were forced to flee from their homes as Muslim Fulani Tribesman launched night attacks on 10 March. In the Tafawa Balewa area alone, 463 homes, 11 shops and 13 churches were destroyed.
Truck Bombs InterceptedThe next day, 11 March, security forces in Nigeria seized a truck laden with sophisticated bomb making equipment as it crossed from the Muslim state of Kaduna into the mostly Christian Plateau State. The truck was bound for Jos, a flashpoint in the North-South Islam–Christian fault line in Nigeria.