Suspected Jihadists Kill Six in Niger

12/28/2021 Niger (International Christian Concern) – At least six people were killed last week by suspected jihadists in Niger, authorities said on Friday.

“Six people, including a policeman, two customs officers and three civilians, were killed during the attacks overnight from Wednesday to Thursday,” the interior ministry said in a statement.

“The Makaldoni border post — where customs officers, gendarmes and police officers are stationed — lies in a zone frequently targeted by jihadists,” wrote AFP.

Jihadists have had control over much of Northern Mali since a coup attempt in 2012, which has enabled them to recruit, train and equip fighters for nearly a decade. From there, fighters have crossed the borders into Niger and Burkina Faso, persecuting anyone who opposes their extremist agenda, especially Christian believers.

Please pray for peace in Niger and for the Lord to soften the hearts of militants. Please also pray for those who have been victims of terrorism, for the Lord to heal them and strengthen the church amidst persecution.

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