On Sunday, 5th May, 2013, members of the Boko Haram terrorist group launched a deadly attack on the Christian community in Jilang village of Maiha Local Government Area of Adamawa State. At the end of the attack, over twelve members of the EYN church had been killed.
The men killed were mostly farmers with large families. The death of the men resulted in a large number of fatherless children facing a challenging future as their mothers are not economically capable of taking care of them alone.
The Voice of Christian Martyrs visited Jilang to comfort and support the widows of the martyrs. Each of the widows was given substantial sums of money to assist them as well as foodstuffs like Rice, Beans, Maize, Noodles, Sugar and Salt. The National Director of the Voice of the Christian Martyrs assured the widows that arrangement shall be made to assist in the education of their children as well as business support for them.
In fulfilment of its promise, the Voice of Christian Martyrs has delivered grinding machines and sewing machines to the women at a relief distribution program which was held in Yola, the capital city of Adamawa State.
The widows were effusive with gratitude that the gifts they received from the Voice of Christian Martyrs were the first assistance that they have received from any individual or organization since the attack by Boko Haram on their community.
After meeting with the widows, the VCM team met with 40 people, both male and female, who were also affected by the Boko Haram attacks on Jilang village. The victims were also encouraged and comforted by the National Director of the Voice of Christian Martyrs. All the 40 identified victims of the attacks by Boko Haram were each given N40, 000 support funds as well as rice, beans, maize, noodles, sugar and salt.
More than 1,000 people received the food items (rice, beans, maize, noodles, sugar and salt) from the Voice of the Christian Martyrs.
The people gave thanks to God for the gifts.