An AFP news service video shows a Boko Haram leader saying, "Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill Christians!" The commander also mocks the #BringBackOurGirls campaign by chanting "Bring back our army!" Boko Haram is demanding that their troops captured by the Nigerian army be released. The terrorist group has bombed a marketplace and attacked churches.
New Nigerian Boko Haram video mocks Bring Back Our Girls
In April 276 girls were kidnapped from a public school. Yesterday the Christian Post reported, "Although several of the schoolgirls have been able to escape their kidnappers, 219 still remain in captivity. "
Open Doors, the ministry to persecuted Christians, has compiled a prayer guide to assist Christians in praying for Boko Haram.
Meanwhile, here is a prayer list from the Prayer Concerns blog.
- Pray for the remaining hostages to be freed.
- Pray for the hostages to experience emotional healing from the rapes and physical assaults.
- Pray for the terrorist group Boko Haram to put down their weapons, make peace with their opponents and seek forgiveness through Jesus.
- Pray for Christian refugees in Nigeria to obtain shelter.
- Pray for Christian leaders to have discernment and to boldly serve Christ in the face of persecution.
- Pray for Nigerian Christians to love their enemies and to have opportunities to share the gospel with them.
- Pray for Nigeria's government officials to lead wisely.