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Where is Lafia, Nigeria?

Today the church prays for Lafia, Nigeria, which is near Abuja, in the part of Nigeria where Boko Haram runs rampant, and where over 250 girls were kidnapped from their school in 2014. Some few escaped, most were married off to poor young Boko Haram soldiers into hardship and near-slavery. Boko Haram does not believe in educating women. The Nigerian government at one point announced that Boko Haram had agreed to return the girls, but nothing happened. The Nigerian military and police do nothing to get them back.

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January 2, 2015 - Posted by | Bureaucracy, Character, Counter-terrorism, Crime, Cross Cultural, Cultural, Faith, Family Issues, Geography / Maps, Interconnected, Law and Order, Leadership, Lectionary Readings, Living Conditions, Mating Behavior, Nigeria, Political Issues, Social Issues, Women's Issues | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. It continues to sadden me and boggle my mind that they have not been able (willing?) to find these girls and get them back.

    Comment by Amanda Embry | January 8, 2015 | Reply

    • It’s horrible. Those girls are probably well scattered by now, slaves to husbands, forced to convert to a religion they don’t believe, surrounded by people who treat them as lesser people.

      Comment by intlxpatr | January 8, 2015 | Reply


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