Friends, unidentified gunmen shot and killed Deacon Babililé Lankoandé of the SIM Evangelical Church in the town of Sebba, in northeastern Burkina Faso during the night of February 10. His vehicle was later used to abduct the pastor of the SIM Evangelical Church in Sebba, Omar Tindano, along with two of Omar’s daughters, his son and two nephews. Omar’s two daughters were released unharmed on February 13. However, Omar was executed along with his son and his two nephews.
These attacks come only days after unidentified armed individuals attacked a church during a worship, service killing two.
“Christians in these areas are in need of urgent prayer and support. They are traumatized and don’t know how to handle all this violence. Even close friends and members of SIM church are reluctant to share details with reporters, fearing further targeting,” OD Senior Analyst, Illia Djadi commented.
Please pray for the Lord’s intervention in the terror attacks in Burkina Faso.
Pray for comfort for all those coming to terms with the terrible loss of loved ones.
Pray for Christians to have hope and grow in faith in the midst of these attacks.
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