In a gripping tale of faith and survival amidst unspeakable persecution, a young Nigerian woman tells how she secretly prayed the Rosary while being raped and forced into marriage by Islamic terrorists.
The Nigerian military has confirmed that they successfully freed nearly 300 women and girls in an offensive yesterday against the Boko Haram stronghold in the Sambisa Forest, but none of the 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago appear to be among the rescued.
While the world watched in horror as the terrorist attacks in Paris unfolded, even deadlier attacks were taking place in Baga, Nigeria where an estimated 2,000 people – mostly women, children, and the elderly – were slaughtered by the violent Muslim terrorist group known as Boko Haram.
Twin blasts in a busy market in the predominantly Christian city of Jos in Nigeria killed more than 100 people, but it will not stop the progress of peace talks between the Church and Muslim leaders.
Even as the Vatican and heads of state from numerous countries were calling for the swift return of 234 kidnapped girls in Nigeria, the terrorist group responsible kidnapped yet another eight Christian girls.
More than one million Nigerian women have been called to march in procession through the streets of the federal capital of Abuja to demand the release of 234 female students who were kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists a few weeks ago.
After a bloody Christmas Day attack on a Catholic church in Madalla that left 35 people dead, Archbishop John Onaiyekan of the Nigerian capital of Abuja is urging the faithful to ignore an ultimatum issued by the militant Muslim group Boko Haram giving Christians three days to vacate the northern part of the country.
The inauguration of Nigeria’s new Christian president, Goodluck Jonathan, has set off a new wave of violence against Christians by Muslim extremists in northern Nigeria, including a June 7 blast that killed 11 people and caused extensive damage to St. Patrick’s Cathedral.