Displaced Nigerian Christians describe Boko Haram terrorism

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - Nigerian Christians living in a refugee camp as a result of Boko Haram attacks recently described the onslaught believers have been enduring by the ISIS-linked terror group, which has left 2.5 million Nigerians in a state of internal displacement.

A man named Enoch Yeohanna saw his father's hand cut off when he refused to deny Christ, and then his arm cut off up to the elbow when he refused the terrorists' demands to apostatize a second time.

"[After] he refused [a second time]...they shot him in the forehead, the neck, and chest," he told CBN News.

Another woman, a 29-year-old mother of two boys, expressed optimism that God would soon hear the prayers of Nigerian Christians for relief from a relentless campaign that has seen 6,000 Christians killed since 2015, according to the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART).

"My faith has helped my prayer life and I believe the prayers of the saints around the world have helped us make it through these tough times," Aisha Walla said. "My hope is that God will bring all those displaced back to their homes so we can worship God together and live in peace."

Nigeria was placed on the U.S. State Department's "special watch list" of countries where severe religious freedom abuses are taking place for the first time in December.