Nigerian Brethren mourn deaths of denominational trustee, seminary lecturer, staff driver

Communications staff of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) have shared prayer concerns for the deaths of an EYN trustee, a lecturer at Kulp Theological Seminary, and a staff driver, among other losses.

“We give God the glory for a successful Annual General Church Council Meeting [Majalisa] 2022,” wrote EYN head of Media, Zakariya Musa. “It was not easy for the church because it buried one of the EYN Board of Trustees on 29th March, the very day the Majalisa started, and another burial was conducted at the same venue where the Majalisa took place on 1st April, a day the meeting ended.”

Prayer is requested for these losses:

The death of Ibrahim Dawa Ashifa Amuda, a minister on EYN’s Board of Trustees and a traditional ruler in the abandoned Bayan Dutse area, who died in an IDP camp for displaced people run by EYN in Nasarawa State.

The death of Aishatu Joseph Buduwara, from Gwoza area of Borno State, on March 31.

The death of Daniel John, a driver for EYN’s ICBDP program at the EYN headquarters, who was killed by Fulani.

The kidnapping of five staff of the EYN Brethren Health Technology program on April 7, who were later freed by community youths.

The death of Gulla Nghgyiya, a minister and lecturer at EYN’s Kulp Theological Seminary originally from Gwoza area, who was killed in an auto accident on April 10. His burial was scheduled for April 13, after a special service at the EYN Headquarters Conference Centre in Kwarhi.

“May God comfort their families, friends, and the entire Church of the Brethren in Nigeria,” wrote Musa.


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