A bible college in Nigeria and other churches have temporarily closed after Boko Haram attacks in the area have killed more than 300 Christians in one week.
Nigeria’s Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) President Samuel Dali sent an emergency prayer message out to supporters, saying that the church is threatened. Islamic extremists insurgents are trying to impose Islamic law throughout Nigeria.
“Boko Haram violence has been getting worse every day, and our members are fleeing the area by the thousands,” Dali said. “Recent attacks in Borno and Adamawa states where are our churches are located have seen Boko Haram take over the Army base. As a result, about 350 Christians have been killed.”
The EYN headquarters in Kwarhi could be attacked, he said.
“Every night at the EYN headquarters, our staff and their families go to bed with hearts bound in fear for their lives,” Dali said. “This has forced them to be prepared to flee at any time of the night in an event an attack occurs during the hours of darkness.”
The bible college, Kulp Bible College, is also near Kwarhi.
“The survivors are running, while others have been running to mountains to take refuge. We are closing Kulp Bible College for now. Pray for us please,” a pastor with EYN said.
Publication date: September 8, 2014