Members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist group attacked Pemi village on Jan. 20, killing one Christian and kidnapping 17 Christian teenage girls. The attackers also burned several homes and a local church building. “More than two dozen houses were burned down,” said an area resident. “We need your prayers for God’s deliverance from these forces of evil.” ISWAP militants had targeted another nearby village just days before the Jan. 20 attack, killing three Christians and kidnapping five girls after burning down the village’s church building. “Burning down our churches will not stop us from worshiping God,” a survivor said. Pray for the Christians in these villages to remain firm in their faith amid this hostile opposition. Pray that their faithful witness can lead others in their communities to trust Christ, especially members of ISWAP.

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Islamists Kill, Kidnap Christians in Borno State
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