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Urgent: Christians attacked and under threat in Nigeria

Since the beginning of 2019, reports of violent attacks on Christians in Nigeria are on the rise. Multiple threats—including Boko Haram, Fulani militants and other extremist groups—are looking to stamp out Christians or profit from their abductions.

On May 18, extremists kidnapped 17 Christians during choir practice at their church. These believers are currently being held for ransom.  

Monday, April 29, Boko Haram fighters invaded the Christian community of Kuda in northeastern Nigeria. The terrorists went door to door, killing as many as 25 believers. 
On Palm Sunday, April 14, Fulani militants invaded the village of Kochum-Numa in north-central Nigeria, killing 17 people during a late-night naming ceremony (christening) for a child. 

These are just three of the many devastating reports coming from our partners on the ground in Nigeria so far this year. 

Your help and support are critical for our Christian family in Nigeria today!

Nigeria: a powder-keg of persecution

"The situation of the church in northern Nigeria is on fire."

— Reverend Dogo

Urgent: Christians attacked and under threat in Nigeria

Christians in northern Nigeria are in 
desperate need of emergency relief! 

Christians in northern Nigeria are in need of desperate emergency relief.


What these brave believers desperately need

Stand with your persecuted family in Nigeria. 

Give a generous gift today.

Will you follow God's leading now?

"Christians in [northeastern Nigeria] go to sleep at night not knowing whether they will wake up the following day still alive." 

—Reverend Dogo

Your gift could mean life for them


"Dear God, I ask you to save us, help us!"

— Aisha, a survivor of a Fulani militant attack

Most importantly, continue to pray

Christians like Reverend Dogo and Aisha—and so many other believers across Nigeria—are following Jesus at great risk. Your Christian family in Nigeria needs to know they’re not alone and that other Christians are standing with them during this unrelenting time of persecution.

Many of these believers need the urgent help of the global Church to survive. They need emergency relief, trauma counseling, medical and financial support.

And you can be there for them. Your gift could give them the desperate strength they need to continue living bold lives for Christ. 
Will you stand with your Christian family in the fires of persecution today?
When an attack occurs, our partners in the field often rush to the scene to be present with the survivors and assess the needs. Then we deliver basic supplies like food, water, clothing, blankets and soap, followed by trauma counseling, persecution training—and financial support where it's needed the most.

Will you commit to giving a gift to help your Christian brothers and sisters in Nigeria recover from these attacks—and many others like them? 

The most valuable asset we have in this struggle is the power of prayer.

Join your Christian family in Nigeria through fervent prayer during this intense season of attacks and ongoing pressure.

  • Ask God to give comfort to all those who have lost loved ones from these recent attacks because of their faith. 
  • Pray that the government will be true to their promises to find perpetrators and bring justice to those harmed. 
  • Pray for bold faith for believers in Nigeria who live in the midst of fiery persecution. 
  • Pray for Fulani militants, the members of Boko Haram and other extremist groups. Pray that God would touch their hearts with His truth.