Hundreds of prisoners escaped from the Kuje medium-security prison near Abuja due to an attack attributed to Boko Haram. Equipped with explosives, the attackers freed 600 of the 994 inmates and only about half of the escaped prisoners have been found. A large number of captured Boko Haram fighters were released in the attack. Armed extremist groups have been gaining power in Nigeria, with a lack of effective opposition from security forces and government officials. Boko Haram has maintained an insurgency in Northern Nigeria for thirteen years and displaced over 2.4 million people through violent attacks and threats. They have murdered tens of thousands of Christians and forcibly converted many others. Please pray for the end of their attacks, and for the Lord to soften the hearts of militants.
Nigeria: mass escape from prisonWritten by David Fletcher 15 Jul 2022
- Pray: for the Lord to heal and strengthen terrorism victims and the persecuted. Pray for the government, security forces and judiciary to be strengthened in Nigeria. ( Psalm 10:17-18)
- More: www.persecution.org/2022/07/12/hundreds-inmates-escape-prison-nigeria-armed-attack/