Riding on about 60 motorbikes, with two men each carrying AK47s and RPGs, and accompanied by roughly 20 mounted gun trucks, more than 100 Boko Haram militants opened fire sporadically and indiscriminately and set churches and houses on fire, killing many people on February 21.
According to Save the Persecuted Christians, over 100 Boko Haram militants invaded the village on motorcycles and gun trucks. At least five churches were destroyed, including two houses of worship belonging to the Church of the Brethren denomination, an Anglican Communion church, and a church and a separate office of Living Faith Church.
They can burn the building but the faith still remain stronger.
“To all terrorists and their sponsors, The buildings you are burning are not the Church. The Christians you are killing their body, their soul is intact, The Romans did worse than you have, but ended up preaching the same gospel and the Church of Jesus Christ still goes on. You will exhaust your resources but we will still gather as a Church in the name of The Lord Jesus Christ to worship,” One Christian said.
As Nigeria ranks as the 12th worst country in the world on Open Doors USA’s 2020 World Watch List of countries where Christians are most severely persecuted, Nigeria was added to the U.S. State Department’s special watch list of countries that tolerate or engage in severe violations of religious freedom in December.
Even though the Church was burnt by the vicious Boko Haram Islamist terrorists in the recent Islamist militants attack in Nigeria, the worshipers were not dispelled by the circumstances and sorrow of loosing loved ones, properties and means of livelihood. The resolute worshipers still gathered and worshiped God on Sunday.