Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
– Matthew 5:9 [NIV]
Jihad to target young Christians.
Earlier this month , a young Sunday School teacher, Henry Emmanuel Ogbaje, 24, was attacked with wooden clubs at Gamji Gate, in northern Nigeria. Believing that they had killed him, his attackers left him for dead. Henry lay unconscious for three hours – nobody came to his aid.
Family members immediately took him to a military hospital where he received emergency treatment. However, his situation deteriorated and Henry died the next day.
His father said the attack was deeply shocking because, “Henry was a peace-loving person; he was not a troublemaker”. A brilliant soccer player, Henry Ogbaje had recently graduated high school and was planning to go to university at the time he was killed.
Attacks against Christians continue unabated. A recent call from a militant Muslim leader sought to target and kill ‘youthful’ Christians. Government efforts to curtail the violence through the establishment of inter-faith councils have yielded few results.
Source: Compass Direct
• For peace in the area as Christians become the target for attacks by Muslim extremists.
• That Christians would restrain themselves from retaliation despite being provoked by their Muslim neighbours.
• That the Christian faith flourishes despite efforts from some to wipe it out from northern Nigeria.
Thank you for praying with us.
Special thanks to Compass Direct. Quotes used with permission.