‘Leave or Be Killed’—Boko Haram Issues Warning to Christians in Niger – Open Doors USA

We have an urgent prayer request from Christians in Niger, specifically in the Diffa region of the West African country. On June 7, the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram kidnapped a Christian woman in the village of Kintchendi in the Diffa region in southeastern Niger. She was released yesterday with a letter to all the Christians living in that area to “leave the town within three days or be killed.”Our contacts in the field say the Christian association of Niger is urging all Christians in that area and other rural areas of Diffa to go to the capital city of Niamey. Several families have already left. The Diffa area borders Nigeria to the south and Chad to the east. Boko Haram militants have repeatedly targeted the region beginning in February 2015. Most recently in October 2017, militants kidnapped the teenage daughter of a pastor there. A few months earlier in July 2017, Boko Haram kidnapped 30 to 40 women and children and executed nine other people in the village of Ngalewa. A month earlier, two female suicide bombers attacked a camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Kablewa.

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