Thursday, December 04, 2008

Prayer Still Needed

It's going to be a little while till I get a proper post written about last night...we got back very late and slept in late this morning.

But in checking StandFirm this morning for their reports, I found an update from Archbishop Ben Kwashi in Nigeria:

We are just relying on God. Things are quieter but this thing does not seem to be over. There are unfinished agendas. There have been miraculous escapes. We are documenting what has happened. Two Anglican pastors have lost their houses but escaped with their lives. Other pastors from other churches have been killed and a number of churches have been destroyed.

The number of displaced people in the camps was nearly 26,000. But there will also be many hundreds being cared for by families and friends. There have been mass burials because the corpses have to be removed. One pastor said he had never seen anything like this. It has surpassed what happened in 2001. There are mercenaries who have been drafted in with machetes and guns.

The government have admitted that this must have been pre-planned because the violence began before the election results were announced.

There is still a curfew from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 a.m. and the military have been given orders to shoot on sight.

Here is an article from Voice of America about the violence in Jos.

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