According to military sources, suspected Islamic extremists decapitated a pastor in Cabo Delgado mid-December 2021, and forced his wife to carry his head to the police station.
Zimbabwe Daily reported the pastor’s wife told police that “suspected Islamic State-linked insurgents intercepted the pastor in a field, decapitated him and then handed over his head to his wife and ordered her to inform the authorities”.
The monstrous act took place amidst a four-year-long insurgency ravaging the country.
In a statement after this attack, Islamic State boasted that its affiliate had killed dozens of security personnel – and Christians, including westerners from what the statement termed “Crusader nations”.
Please pray that the Lord would provide comfort to the wife of this slain pastor and that He would heal her of the trauma she has had to endure.
Pray that this tragic and violent death will not be in vain, ask the Lord to somehow bring spiritual good.
Pray for peace in Mozambique, as well as for the hearts of those who persecute the church, that the love of Jesus would bring them from darkness to light.
Source: International Christian Concern, Voice of the Martyrs AU.