Thousands of women dressed in black brought the city of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, to a standstill on 1 February as they marched through the streets to protest against the on-going violence in Plateau State. The march took place after a series of attacks on Christian villages including one incident where five people died after a group of Muslims attacked six villages overnight on 27 January.
Christians have also come under attack in Bauchi State where a large explosive device was discovered under a pew at a church in Bauchi Town on 30 January. The street was blocked off by police and the device defused by the bomb squad.
- Pray for all those who mourn the loss of family and friends in the recent attacks on Christian villages in Nigeria, that they will know the Lord’s comfort in their grief.
- Pray that the march organised by the women will have an effect on the local government and that the authorities will work to restore peace and order to this troubled land.