Amid Boko Haram’s deadly guerilla war against Nigerians, some disillusioned members of the radical Islamic uprising are exploring Christianity, a missionary group says.
“They’re asking a lot of questions: Why is Allah not fighting for himself? Why is Allah sending these young people to go and die? Must we die like that before he gives us life?” said the director of a native Nigerian Christian organization active in the country’s violent northeast, according to U.S.-based Christian Aid Mission. The organization says it has supported its Nigerian partner for 28 years.
The Nigerian Christian group is working in refugee camps, providing direct medical and food aid, and sharing the Gospel. Former Boko Haram members are withdrawn to distant locations to put them out of reach of the insurgency, Christian Aid Mission said.