The list below is extracted from  The Religion of Peace (TROP) website: https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/attacks.aspx?Yr=2023]. 

In the past quarter between July 2 and Sept 27 2023 Three hundred and Fifty-eight  (358) people were killed by Islamic Jihadists in 55 attacks in Nigeria. One hundred and Fifty-four others sustained various degrees of injuries, but managed to survive these attacks. 

The second phase of the fertilizer empowerment project for Christian IDPs in Kaduna state took place from 17th to 21st August 2023. Phase One of the project was conducted on 15-18 June 2023. Usually, fertilizer is applied twice by the farmers during the farming season for maximum effectiveness.

The objective of the empowerment project is to assist the Christian IDPs attain some measure of economic independence for self-sustenance. From the reports that followed the projects in 2022, many of the IDPs benefitted greatly from the fertilizer projects. Regrettably, the scope of the project this year was restricted to Kaduna state when compared with the projects last year.

Mangu LGA of Plateau state was a relatively peaceful area until Fulani militia unleashed wave after wave of attacks on the Christian community. The unprovoked attacks started in May 2023 resulting in the brutal killing of unarmed men, women, and children. 

According to local reports, Fulani militia orchestrated the attacks across different communities in the LGA. The killings were brutal and merciless. Over 100 people were killed in Mangu while 32,383 were reportedly displaced. 

We Your children come to You this day according to Your word in 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV): “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

National Christians Elders Forum (NCEF) progressively considered and reviewed the state of the country as Nigeria prepares for decisive elections from February 2023. The Christian Elders assessed the state of preparedness of the country as well as the crucial need for Nigerians to vote into office competent, trustworthy, and capable leaders.
Following the deliberations of the Christian Elders, National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF), passed the following resolutions:

On 13th and 18th December 2022, Fulani herdsmen attacked Kaura LGA of Southern Kaduna. In the unprovoked and unwarranted attacks, 40 Christians were murdered, 178 houses were burnt (102 houses in Mallagum alone), 29 motorcycles were destroyed, and 2 cars were burnt.

On Monday 6th February 2023, a sister tearfully narrated the oppression of Christian communities in Gombe State. The Christian-populated communities are currently being assailed by Fulani Muslims who are serially removing the Christian village heads and replacing them with Fulani Muslims. She narrated that a member of her family, who is the head of her village, is being forced to go into exile so that a Fulani Muslim can take over rulership of the Christian village. The account was sad and provocative.

As Nigerians, the commitment in our Independence National Anthem in 1960 was that ‘Though tribes and tongues may differ, in brotherhood we stand’. Nigeria thereby enunciated the principle of ‘Unity in Diversity’.

In response to the recent nationwide flooding of various communities in Nigeria, Lay Faithful Trust Foundation, with the generous support of Nigerian Christians, conducted relief distributions to help victims of the flood at the four cardinal points of the country – North, East, West, and South.

DISTRIBUTION OF GIFTS TO IDP WIDOWS IN YOLA


One of our sisters in Australia expressed desire to give some of the IDP widows some gifts. With her support, the following gifts were purchased for the widows: