Nigeria: 200 Muslims Protect Christians from Attack
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2014 Dec 29
Over 200 Muslims reportedly protected Christians from attacks in Nigeria Christian Today reports. After Boko Haram militants carried out a series of attacks in the area, young Muslims volunteered to protect the Christ Evangelical Church in Kaduna while it conducted a Christmas service.
Pastor Yohannah Buru told the News Agency of Nigeria that the courageous act was the first of its kind and he hoped that such peaceful initiatives would continue.
“I really appreciate their love and care,” Buru said of the young people.
Christian Today reports that Kaduna State has experienced increasing religious tension. On Saturday (Dec. 27) 10 people were killed and many others injured during an after Christmas celebration when militants invaded; Boko Haram is believed to be behind the deadly attack but the suspicion has not been confirmed.
Publication date: December 29, 2014