Agatu, Benue state, Nigeria
Please pray for the people of Agatu, as well as the team on the ground there:
About six weeks ago, Muslim The Fulani are a large ethnic group in West Africa. A third of all Fulani people are pastoralists, making them the largest nomadic community in the world. More herdsmen attacked dozens of Christian villages in Agatu, Benue state, Nigeria, leaving hundreds of Christians killed. Today, the Christians and others who remain there are desperate.
Their desperation became clear when they almost attacked the team on the ground trying to distribute relief aid.
“The pastors there said it was all a result of their situation — no food, no support and people are dying in the camp due to lack of food. We thought we were going to give emergency relief to about fifty people but suddenly, over a thousand people showed up,” a worker on the ground has shared.
Please pray for the pastors trying to care for their people and other survivors in Agatu. People are solely focused on surviving and are not able to look beyond their physical needs. Please pray for aid to come quickly, and pray for the team in Nigeria we are partnering with. They are working hard to organize this emergency relief as well as spiritual and pastoral support for Christians in the area.
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