The Islamist extremist agenda to bring Nigeria under the ‘House of Islam’ versus the election of a southern Christian as President has caused much unrest. The Islamist extremist group, Boko Haram, has claimed the lives of at least 800 Christians. The decisions of local government, especially in the twelve northern Sharia states, mean that Christians experience persecution and restrictions in schooling, threats of abduction, forced marriage, as well as denial of employment, clean water and healthcare. It is dangerous to convert and for churches to integrate new converts.
- Give thanks that believers are responding to recent pressure with increased prayer, evangelism and care for Muslim Background Believers
- That Christian youths will resist the temptation to respond with violence to Muslim attacks
- For Open Doors workers providing emergency support and trauma counseling to victims of attacks.