Unidentified militants have abducted 40 children in a recent attack on a farm in Katsina state, northern Nigeria.
Nigerian newspaper The Premium Times reported that the kidnappers have demanded the payment of 30 million naira (just over $100,000) as a ransom. The militants have contacted the parents of the children asking for the money.
The attack took place in the north of the country, which is disconcerting because many attacks were previously concentrated in the northwest states. This shift marks a spread in the region affected by terrorist and militant groups and signals a rising tide of crime across the country.
Pray that the abducted children will be returned to their families quickly.
Pray for peace and wisdom for the children’s parents and the wider community as they take their next course of action.
Pray for an end to the kidnapping of children and other violent attacks in Nigeria.
Source: International Christian Concern, Voice of the Martyrs AU