EYN leadership solicits prayers as pastor’s wife held by kidnappers

By Zakariya Musa, head of EYN Media

The leadership of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) solicits more prayers for peace as it praises God for the miraculous return of two EYN members who were kidnapped from Mararaba-Mubi, two kilometers away from EYN Headquarters, last week.

“We solicit for your prayers. The wife of the pastor of EYN LCC [local church] Wachirakabi has been kidnapped last night. Let’s commit her to God in prayers for His miraculous intervention in the situation,” Anthony A. Ndamsai shared via WhatsApp. Cecilia John Anthony was reportedly kidnapped from a village in Askira/ Uba Local Government Area of Borno State.

From December 2021 to the second week of February 2022, more than 30 EYN members were kidnapped from various communities of Borno and Adamawa States, scores were killed, many have been injured, while more have been rendered homeless.

Recently the Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum, has disclosed that the terrorist group,Boko Haram is still in control of some villages and local government areas in the state. “ISWAP are more equipped, sophisticated, intelligent, and dangerous as they grow from strength to strength.”

Governor Zulum said the losses so far included over 5,000 destroyed classrooms, 900,000 homes burnt beyond repair, 713 damaged energy distribution sources, as well as 1,600 destroyed public water sources, among others, reports The Guardian.

Zakariya Musa is head of Media for Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria).


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