How we lost 8,370 members to Boko Haram – Adamawa church

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The Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, popularly known as Eklesiyya Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN), says 8,370 of its members including eight pastors have died from Boko Haram attacks.

The church disclosed this at a world press conference in Yola, the Adamawa State capital on Thursday.

EYN President, Joel Billi, stated that the church was the single most affected Christian denomination by the Boko Haram insurgency.

He revealed that at least 700,000 members have so far been displaced by the insurgency.

Billi added that only seven out of 60 district church councils are not directly affected by the insurgency.

According to him, 217 out of the abducted 276 Chibok school girls belonged to the church.

The EYN president urged the Federal Government and the governments of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states to rescue the remaining Chibok schoolgirls as well as Leah Sharibu, Alice Loksha and hundreds of others abducted by Boko Haram.

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The Herald can report that the world press conference held at the church’s main branch in Jimeta, Yola.

The church was founded 97 years ago in Garkida, but currently has its headquarters in Kwarhi area of Adamawa State.

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