A joint Frontline Fellowship (FF) and Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) mission team to the Nuba Mountains was attacked by Government of Sudan (GOS) helicopter gunships on 4 March.
FF had been invited to join VOM on its first trip to the Nuba Mountains. VOM chartered the DC-3 aircraft and organised the relief packages of medicines, food and agricultural tools. FF supplied 1 500 Arabic Bibles (of which 680 were delivered on the first flight). Within 45 minutes of the mission team landing behind enemy lines in the war torn Nuba Mountains, two MI-24 Hind helicopter gunships came roaring over the airstrip.