New testimonies come to light on how much the followers of Christ are currently suffering in other countries where being a Christian is almost illegal.
Since 2013, the Boko Haram army has entered every town that considers itself Christian in Nigeria. Citizens share the worst torture they have had to live.
Atrocities for not denying Christ
Aisha Walla, almost 30 years old, had to flee her land because she belonged to the largest group of Christians in Nigeria. She became part of many refugees who fled to the mountains.
“In November 2013, Boko Haram invaded our village. They killed my father-in-law and abducted some of the children who lived with us. We were so scared, so we fled to the mountains,” she said.
One of Walla’s neighbors, named Enoch Yeohanna, experienced closely how brutal terrorists can be with those humble believers. In his case, this man lost his father for not denying Christ.
“On 29 September 2014 was the day that they attacked my village. Around ten I had a call that they have killed my dad. They asked him to deny Christ and when he refused they cut off his right hand,” he said.
Then he refused again, they cut to the elbow. In which he refused, before they shot him in the forehead, the neck, and chest,” Yeohanna added.
A refugee from one of the camps expressed how she walked for two months, from Cameroon to Nigeria, for not dying with her daughter, upon arriving and seeing that many children do not have access to education.
Hanatu Katghaya and other people decided to be the teachers of their own children and teach them beyond basic knowledge because they keep alive the customs of their home towns.
“Now, I thank God. The children now – we have seen a great change,” she said.
«My hope in God is to live in peace»
However, in the midst of this tribulation, none of them have lost faith that the situation will improve and that they will be able to return to the place they once escaped to worship God freely.
“My hope is that God will bring all those displaced back to their homes so we can worship God together and live in peace,” Walla concluded.
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