Professor in prison for running Christian orphanage in Nigeria
Solomon Tarfa and his wife Mercy, founded an orphanage called Du Merci in 1996 in the Sharia run State of Kano, Nigeria. The home has helped scores of children since it opened more than two decades ago. According to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), despite having all of the legal paperwork to operate the orphanage, it was closed down on Christmas Day last year, and the professor was taken to prison.
After closing the orphanage without any cause, the state government then moved all 27 of the children who were currently residing there to state run homes. Prof. Tarfa has been in prison ever since they closed the orphanage last December, and has only been granted bail if he is able to a large sum of money. So far he has not been able to pay. ICC reports.
Despite this claim to be secular, the Nigerian government allows 9 states to enforce Sharia Law for everyone, and 3 states to enforce Sharia Law on predominately Muslim areas. This should not be. Pray that these children are able to learn about Christ and stay strong in their faith. Also pray that Prof Tarfa is freed from his illegal captivity soon.
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