On 29 May 2015 Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as president. In his inauguration speech he promised to bring “increased prosperity” to the country, and also vowed to tackle corruption and the insurgency headed by Boko Haram which he described as “a mindless, godless group, who are as far away from Islam as one can think.” Despite Buhari’s intention to fight Boko Haram, which has been responsible for much of the violence against Christians in recent years, the continuing violence against Christians in the Middle Belt region of Nigeria remains an enormous source of concern.
Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group, has released a new video. The video shows some of the Chibok schoolgirls that they abducted in April 2014.
Urgent prayer is needed for a Christian-majority community in the Demsa local government area of Adamawa State in Nigeria’s northeastern region. Local sources report that at least 26 people have died in attacks on Kodomun and other nearby villages by Muslim Fulani herdsman.
Muslim youth attacked church members and property after their Friday prayers. “You can only worship on Sundays!” they shouted.
On Wednesday, June 8, Francis Emmanuel, a Nigerian believer, was brutally attacked for his faith. A group of Muslim youth stabbed him several times outside of a restaurant in Kakuri, northern Nigeria.