ABUJA, NIGERIA (Worthy News) – Christian missionaries in Africa remained concerned about their future after reports that colleagues and over 500 other Christians have been killed in Nigeria alone.
Thousands of Christians in North Africa and Nigeria spent the Easter holidays locked behind closed doors for their safety, said Rae Burnett, Africa Director at U.S.-based Christian Aid Mission (CAM),which supports native missionaries.
She said during the last 10 days of rioting over the outcome of the presidential election, more than 60 churches were burned down in Maiduguri and Sokoto by anti-Christian mobs in northern Nigeria along with thousands of homes and businesses owned by Christians.
Among those killed are native missionaries, pastors and leaders, Rae told Worthy News in a statement. Thousands more are reportedly fleeing to the predominantly Christian South, despite government-imposed curfews.