Nigerian Communities In Texas Look Home In Grief, by Plushnick-Masti, Salem Radio Network News
"Pastor Michael Osifo recalls being able to play soccer until nightfall as a child in Nigeria. Augusta Ekong remembers sleeping in her boarding school bed, with no fear and no need for security workers.
"That Nigeria is gone, they say, replaced with violence, bloodshed and fear..."
“'...What can we do?” Osifo said ahead of Friday’s service. “We need ideas. How can we take this thing to the next level?”
“'We know the Western world has agreed to help us,” Osifo said, referring to U.S. and British assistance in helping to obtain the release of the 276 girls being held by the Boko Haram militants. “But that’s not enough.”
"Boko Haram, a Muslim extremist group that aims to impose Islamic law in Nigeria, kidnapped the girls April 15. On Monday, the group attacked a market in Gamboru, and estimates of the death toll range from 100 to 300. On Friday, British security agents arrived in Lagos to assist Americans and Nigerians in the search for the girls..."