On April 14, 2015, Amnesty International released a report detailing the brutality of the Nigeria-based, radical Islamist group Boko Haram. The report estimated that more than 2,000 women and girls have been captured by the group since the beginning of 2014. Witnesses have reported that while some women are married off and forced into sexual servitude after they are abducted, others are trained as militants to carry out attacks on villages.
- Pray that the 2,000 women and girls abducted by Boko Haram will be returned to their homes unharmed
- Pray for the families of the abducted women to have peace during this ordeal
- Pray for the release of the 219 girls who were also kidnapped by Boko Haram last year in Chibok, Nigeria
- Nigeria: Freed Boko Haram Captives Receive Aid
5/6/2015 Nigeria (BBC)
Hundreds of Nigerian women who were rescued from the area of Boko Haram’s last strongholds in the Sambisa Forest are in desperate need of help. Christian women faced forced conversions to Islam, beatings, their husbands were murdered, and some were soon scheduled to be married off to Boko Haram fighters. Among the women being helped at the refugee camp in Yola, Nigeria in the northeast of the country, none of the girls from Chibok were identified.
- Praise God for the safe return of the hundreds of Nigerian women and girls
- Pray for the physical, emotional and spiritual healing of the women and girls as they return to their lives
- Pray for the now widowed mother’s in Nigeria by Boko Haram’s violence as they care for their children on their own
- Boko Haram: Nigerian Army ‘Frees Another 234 Women and Children’
5/2/2015 Nigeria (BBC)
Nigerian military forces rescued another 234 women from the Sambisa Forest region in northern Nigeria. The area is thought to be the last remaining stronghold of Islamic terror group Boko Haram in the country. This news comes just days after 293 women and 160 women and children were rescued on back-to-back days earlier this week.
- Praise God for the rescue of the 234 women and children in Nigeria
- Praise God that the Nigerian military was able to destroy 13 camps belonging to Boko Haram in the Sambisa forest
- Pray that Nigerian military forces will be able to defeat Boko Haram and protect Christians in Nigeria