The brutal attacks have killed and injured dozens of Christians. The violence in other West African countries like Nigeria has certainly enveloped Burkina Faso, says Voice of the Martyrs Canada’s Greg Musselman.
“Already Burkina Faso has become a place where the attacks by militant Islamics is increasing. Again, as an example, from January of 2016 to 2019, there were 1800 killed. And in 2016, [just] 80. So this is becoming more and more intense, and it’s definitely a place of concern. For the . . . Christians that are living there, this is a nightmare.”
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Musselman shared a story of another attack in which a pastor and his family were kidnapped and later executed. He says Christian communities have been deeply hurt in Burkina Faso by these constant heartbreaking attacks.
Who is responsible?
Musselman suggested a couple of possibilities: the Islamic State of West Africa and Boko Haram from Nigeria. Boko Haram continues to gain more territory in Nigeria, and has been known to intrude into Burkina Faso.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray that Christians in Burkina Faso would be protected, and that they would have the strength to show grace and mercy.
- Ask God to bring peace to Burkina Faso through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Pray that the citizens of Burkina Faso would not join the militant groups, but would work for peace.