Nigeria Appeal 2021
A Church under Siege
“Boko Haram killed my husband before my eyes. They killed my mother too. It was the Church that came to help me and my children.”
Naomi Dawa is one of 8,000 widows being cared for by Maiduguri Diocese. Like so many others, her husband was murdered by the extremist group that is committed to using force to turn northern Nigeria into a hard- line Islamist state. She is now one of hundreds of women being helped at a Church-run trauma centre supported by ACN.
Although all parts of society suffer from Boko Haram’s campaign of terror, the extremists have made no secret of their intention to drive Christians from the region
Fr Joseph Fidelis from Maiduguri is helping to care for trauma victims. He said:
“Thank you Aid to the Church in Need for the support you have given us.
“Remember, persecution while it makes people suffer, also strengthens them from within, because from within they find a cause to live. We need your help [so] that we may support these people who are suffering.”