Islamic extremist militants from terrorist group Boko Haram destroyed three worship sites and an unspecified number of houses in northeast Nigeria on Feb. 21, according to local sources.
Thousands of people were displaced as the militants set three church buildings and the houses on fire in the predominantly Christian town of Garkida.
The charred buildings belonged to the Church of the Brethren (EYN), the Anglican Church and the Living Faith Church.
Local media reported that the militants abducted an unspecified number of Christians. Many people had fled prior to the raid, and others left when the attack began.
Nigeria ranked 12th on Open Doors’ 2020 World Watch List of countries where Christians suffer the most persecution, but second behind Pakistan in the number of Christians killed for their faith. (Morning Star News)