The largest indigenous Christian denomination in the Northeast of Nigeria has reported a death toll of more than 8,370 of its members due to attacks from the Boko Haram Islamic terror group.
The Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, known in Hausa as Ekklesiyya Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN), reportedly has 1.5 million members spread mostly across the Northeast of the nation.
The majority of the Boko Haram slayings of EYN members have taken place in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States.
Boko Haram has also engaged in extensive kidnapping of church members with 217 of the abducted 276 Chibok schoolgirls belonging to the EYN, which is currently headquartered in Adamawa State.
“I also call with a loud voice, on the federal government, under President Muhammadu Buhari, to rescue Leah Sharibu, Alice Loksha, and hundreds of others abducted by the Boko Haram,” he said.