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Pray for the kidnapped girls
Terrorists' abduction of nearly 300 secondary-school girls in northeastern Nigeria has outraged the international community. But the horrific incident came as no real surprise to Nigerians, painfully aware of Boko Haram's campaign of violence the last several years.
What are Nigerians saying and feeling about the girls' kidnappings? We asked Christian journalist and MAI-Africa Board member Lekan Otufodunrin (pictured below right).
Lekan said, "The abduction of the 276 secondary school girls, the majority of whom are Christians, by the Boko Haram terrorist group in the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok, Borno State, on April 14 remains a nightmare for us in Nigeria.
"We can't wait to have them rescued. But from all indications, particularly the offer to release them in exchange for terrorists by the Boko Haram group, it will take divine intervention to ensure the success of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.
"Nigerians, irrespective of religious divide are united in condemning the terror unleashed on the country by the terrorist group who claim to be pursuing an Islamic agenda.
"We appreciate the support from the international community and urge you all to continue stand by us in anyway you can. More importantly, pray along with us that God will take control of the situation."
As you read these words, in the spirit of Hebrews 13:3, please take a moment to pray for God's intervention in behalf of the abducted girls and for His grace and strength for their family members.
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