Thursday, February 26, 2015

NCPC Boss Applauds E. Ekesons Group Of Companies For Sponsoring Christians On Holy Pilgrimage

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Mr. John Kennedy Opara has applauded the C.E.O/Chairman of E. Ekesons group of companies for sponsoring Christians during the 2014 Pilgrimage Exercise to Israel. He made the commendation in Abuja recently at a sensitization meeting with the Business Mogual.

The Assistant Director, Sensitization and Enlightenment Mr. Christian Udegbunam   who represented the Executive Secretary, expressed gratitude to Chief Ojukwu for enriching the lives of Nigerian Christians through his sponsorship of Pilgrims to the Holy Land.  In his words, ‘I appreciate you for investing in the lives of Nigerian Christians’.

He informed his host that the Commission will be flagging off its Easter Pilgrimage on 1st March, 2015 at Akanu Ibaim International Airport, Eungu. He added that Easter pilgrimage is based mainly on self sponsored Pilgrims.

American woman kidnapped in Nigeria by masked gunmen who stormed her Christian school

An American woman working as a Christian missionary in central Nigeria was kidnapped Monday morning, the website of the Free Methodist Church and a security source revealed on Tuesday.

'Early this morning we received a report that Reverend Phyllis Sortor, our missionary in Nigeria, was abducted from the Hope Academy compound in Emiworo, Kogi State, Nigeria by several persons,' the church said.

According to a report by AFP, a group of masked gunmen raided Hope Academy, the school that Sorter and her church built in the village of Emiworo around 10am.

More on this & Pictures after the cut.

Islamic State In Syria Abducts At Least 150 Christians

Islamic State militants have abducted not less than 150 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria they had raided, Christian Syrian activists said on Tuesday. Reuters have more:

"A Syrian Christian group representing several NGOs inside and outside the country said it had verified at least 150 people missing, including women and the elderly, who had been kidnapped by the militants. “We have verified at least 150 people who have been adducted from sources on the ground,” Bassam Ishak, president of the Syriac National Council of Syria, whose family itself is from Hasaka, told Reuters from Amman.

Earlier the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 90 were abducted when the militants carried out dawn raids on rural villages inhabited by the ancient Christian minority west of Hasaka, a city mainly held by the Kurds.

The United States condemned the attacks in Hasaka and called for the immediate and unconditional release of the civilians taken captive. The State Department said hundreds of others remain trapped in villages surrounded by Islamic State fighters in violence that has displaced more than 3,000 people."


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