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Open Doors USA has issued an urgent appeal for prayer after receiving news that suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked the predominantly Nigerian Christian village of Zangan in southern Kaduna state around midnight on Monday. Local sources report fatalities and Open Doors says it understands "the entire village has been destroyed."
Anti-Christian hostility drove an Islamic extremist killing spree in the northeastern Nigerian village of Midlu Shalmi, though the attack was portrayed mainly as politically motivated, an area Christian leader said.
More than 140 children have been rescued from Islamic training centers in Bangladesh in the last nine months, with a majority of the children targeted because of their Christian faith. The females, accounting for nearly half of those rescued, report that they were used for forced labor and sex slavery.