Please pray! Read more at Boko Haram Attacks Escalate in Nigeria, by the staff at Baptist Press.
"Islamic militants have killed about 200 adults and children in three attacks in Christian villages in northeastern Nigeria within the past 10 days, killing as many as 40 students at a boarding school Monday (Feb. 24) in Yobe, CBS News reported.
"Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s appointment of new military leaders in December, 2013 and his declaration of a state of emergency in the region last May, have not stopped the violence.
"In Monday night's attack at the secondary school, Boko Haram killed the students, all male, and burned the school to the ground, Police Commissioner Sanusi Rufai told CBS news.
"'Some of the students bodies were burned to ashes," CBS quoted Rufai. No girls were harmed, Rufai said.
"The attack followed two raids on the mostly Christian village of Izghe in Borno State, when Boko Haram killed as many as 106 people on Feb. 15, burned and destroyed homes and businesses, and returned days later to kill any who remained in the town, Morning Star News reported. Thousands of residents displaced from Izghe and nearby villages have fled to Cameroon, creating a crisis of humanitarian aid, according to news reports."