Nigeria: in the face of the cruelty of Boko Haram, the unity of Christians

In Nigeria, Boko Haram, the world's deadliest terrorist organization, is sowing cruelty.

Pread more than 2 million civilians forced to flee, in their own country, or in Niger, Cameroon, Chad. Thousands of people killed, massacred. So many unbearable testimonies. In the camps that host them, the children suffer from malnutrition. The living conditions they endure push some to depression. When they finally return to their families, they are rejected.

Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, visited in January.

“I have witnessed the shock and disbelief of people at the devastation suffered by their communities. I saw the trauma in the eyes of children. The extent of their suffering is beyond what I expected to find. The people I have met demand and deserve emergency protection. "

In response to the growing violence, Christians in Nigeria have decided to unite. Catholics, Protestants, Anglicans and others, all united in a campaign against Boko Haram. Samuel Dali, president of the Brothers' Church, believes that if Christians do not unite, violence from Boko Haram will spread throughout the country.

“Most of the time our brothers in southern Nigeria don't know what's going on in the north. We want churches in the south and elsewhere to be aware of these acts of terrorism, not just for the south, but for the whole country, because what affects Christians in northern Nigeria affects the whole world. "

As part of this campaign, Christians signed an agreement, detailing all the acts of the terrorist group, hoping that the whole world will no longer ignore the persecution of Christians.

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source: Christian post

Photo credit: European Commission DG ECHO

 

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