Suspected Boko Haram terrorists launched an attack over the weekend which killed seven and displaced thousands from Adamawa state.
On the 2020 Open Doors World Watch list, twelve out of the fifty countries are located in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Boko Haram insurgency began in Nigeria in 2009, spreading across the Lake Chad Basin.
Terrorist groups such as Boko Haram, Fulani Militants, and ISWAP have already killed tens of thousands of Christians in Africa.
The thirty-five-year-old woman was kidnapped along with her husband and seven children; they lived as hostages for two years.
Security forces told Premium Times that Yikura’s family and the EYN church had been negotiating his release since last week.
Hundreds of Christians were likely killed by radical extremists affiliated with Boko Haram in 2020.
Church leader pleads for rescue from ISWAP (formerly Boko Haram) captors.