Thursday, September 28, 2006

Christian Groups Respond to Nigeria Church Burning with Support, Relief
Michelle Vu
Christian Post Reporter
Thu, Sep. 28 2006

U.S. and U.K. Christian groups have voiced support for victims of the recent Nigeria church burnings as evaluation and distribution of relief supplies are underway.

The Voice of the Martyrs, a U.S.-based Christian persecution group, informed The Christian Post on Monday that its partners in Nigeria are currently working with victims of last week’s church attacks.

“Voice of the Martyrs contacts are currently on the ground in the city that was affected by this violence,” said Todd Nettleton, VOM’s director of news service. “We are evaluating the situation and we are carrying in relief supplies to the Christians who are being affected.”

Nettleton said that according to reports from VOM contacts in Nigeria, 18 churches were burned, 6 people were injured and no one was killed. Sources also informed the persecution watchdog group that the violence was sparked by a dispute between a Muslim woman who came to a Christian tailor woman to have some sewing done.
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