Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bombing in Abuja

Kai, I don’t know what some people are thinking. On Friday morning, a Muslim holy day during the Ramadan season, someone bombed the United Nations building in Abuja (Nigeria’s capital). There has also been some ongoing violence in northeast Nigeria in Maiduguri by Boko Horom (which means something like “western education is evil”). Both cities are quite a ways from where I am in Jos; even here, most incidents have been in outlying areas.

I already knew about the Maiduguri crises and fortunately a friend told me about the Abuja bomb blast before my husband called to see if I was okay. It’s only because I had a little time to digest the information that I could calmly say that I’m fine and feel safe. I still asked him to pray for my safe return to the United States—and for the future of Nigeria.

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