Churches in Borno state have sent a Save Our Soul message to Christians in Maiduguri asking them to come to their rescue.
A source at the Borno Province of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, said some of the pastors in the churches in and around Biu, Askira-Uba and Hawul had been having sleepless nights.
He said (name withheld) “They (the pastors) have asked that we pray for them.”
“In our churches in Maiduguri, we have had prayer sessions for peace to reign in the areas attacked. We have also solicited for prayers from all Christians across the country.”
Report says for the past two weeks, attacks have been continually launched by the terrorist group on communities in the Askira-Uba Local Government Area of the state, which has a large Christian populations adding that the communities attacked were Chul, Rumingo, Lassa, Musa, Kura and Gwandam, all in the Askira-Uba Local Government Area.
The killing of 6 Christians in Biu, and the execution of 10 Christians and a Muslim on Christmas day made the Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara, to celebrate Christmas in the communities and condole with the victims but a renewed attacked was again reported on Sunday by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Mandaragirau village in the Biu Local Government Area on Sunday night. Also attacked were Yamarkumi, Mainahari, Miringa, and Buratai villages
we gathered that During the attack, ‘’a community church, a school and some shops in the village were razed down, and a man was abducted.
The people of the area lamented that no one came to their aid as the insurgents took their time to inflict harm on the community and the insurgents also took away one man whom they caught while they were negotiating passage from the village.”
The source said the fleeing villagers spent the night in the cold till the next morning before they returned to their homes on Monday”.