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Nigeria has a divide between the Christian south and Muslim north. After failed policies by the previous President Goodluck Jonathan by not being able to deal with the threat of Boko Haram, Muhammadu Buhari was elected President.

The attacks by Boko Haram have led to instability. One of the main beliefs behind the group Boko Haram is that Western Education is sin. Boko Haram has destroyed at least 2,000 schools. Boko Haram has left a few thousand children malnourished. Some members of the Hausa, Fulani, and Kanuri ethnic groups are members of Boko Haram. It has been known that if the Hausa and Fulani are reached with the gospel, that most of the West and Central Africa could be reached as well. The Hausa and Fulani languages are trade languages that other ethnic groups speak as well and can be used as a bridge to the gospel.

Open Doors has reported the killing of Christians has been up 67% in 1 year.

There is a plan by the newly elected leader to move the capital of Nigeria from Abuja to Maidjuri in order to help push back Boko Haram. The Catholic and evangelical churches in Maidjuri remain at risk to be either destroyed or believers of increased persecution.

There are strong churches in southern Nigeria. The Yoruba and Igbo ethnic groups have high evangelical numbers.

Praise God for strong Christian churches in Southern Nigeria. Praise God for christians in Nigeria. Praise God for the faith of the Yoruba and Igbo ethnic groups in Southern Nigeria. Praise God for the few Christians in the north. Pray that Christians would be sent to reach the Hausa and Fulani in Northern Nigeria as few are trying to reach them. Pray for a growing hunger to know Jesus among the Hausa, Fulani,  and even some of the smaller tribes as well. Pray that God pushes back the forces of evil. Pray that plans that Boko Haram has may thwarted. Pray for some members of Boko Haram to hear the gospel soon.

 

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