Day 29

MAY | 2022

Nigeria

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Horrific crime events and heart-breaking accidents are continuously occurring in Nigeria. Gunmen on motorbikes shot sporadically into homes and businesses during the rampage in central Plateau state. Hundreds of villagers were shot dead. Houses and shops were burned. Thousands of people have fled their homes fearing violence.

26 people have died in a wooden boat mishap on the Shagari River near the Gidan-Magana village of the Shagari local government area of the state. Pray for people to escape death traps and for the murderous gangs to be wiped out of the state. Pray for those who have lost their loved ones and belongings in a moment. Pray for God’s extreme power to control this country and its leaders. Pray for the sufferers to know that God is their shelter and a refuge in their terrible trials (The Bible, Psalm 9:9-10).

Sources:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/4/13/death-toll-hits-154-following-attack-in-northern-nigeria

https://www.mid-day.com/news/world-news/article/at-least-26-dead-in-nigeria-wooden-boat-mishap-23222827

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Nigeria is listed in 9th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Muhammadu Buhari is the president of Nigeria. It is Africa’s most populous country. The diversity is represented in 544 people groups. Mangroves and tropical forests are in the south, savanna and grasslands are found in the north. Wetlands along the coast parallel this diversity. Striking differences also exist between the majority Muslim and feudal north and the largely Christian and more developed south. Deep ethnic and religious divisions threaten the nation as a whole. Constant tensions exist between tribal rivalries – particularly in the north and central states where Muslims and Christians coexist. Years of devastating violence by Boko Haram has left roughly 20,000 dead and displaced millions.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Muhammadu Buhari
HEAD OF GOV.
President Muhammadu Buhari
POPULATION
181 million
CHRISTIANS
50.4%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
19.8%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Christianity
PERSECUTION RANKING
9
REFUGEES
1,190,113
LIFE EXPECTANCY
52 yrs
LITERACY RATE
61.3%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
70%