#889 for broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 11 May 2014.
Earlier this week, a spokesman for radical Muslim organisation Boko Haram declared responsibility for the kidnapping of 243 northern Nigerian schoolgirls three weeks ago. More than 90 per cent of the 180 girls who have been identified are said to be Christians.
Christian human rights agencies are calling for urgent prayer for the girls as the Islamist spokesman claims his God has instructed him to “sell them in the market” as slaves.
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada called on Christians to
Pray for these innocent girls and young women terrorized and trafficked at gunpoint under the cover of darkness into a future that is grim. Pray for their families who are desperate for information as to their whereabouts…
Pray for those who seek a forum for negotiating their release. Pray for a change of heart on the part of these armed extremists. Pray for the safe return of the daughters of Nigeria.
I’m Rod Benson for the NSW Council of Churches.