Friday, April 17, 2020

Prayer for revelation of truth and for peace amid purported human rights violations in Nigeria  PC: AFP

Heavenly Father, we pray for the revelation of truth and for peace in Nigeria, where a human rights report appears to have uncovered some abuses. Lord, we are disturbed by the National Human Rights Commission report claiming security operatives killed 18 civilians during enforcement of a total lockdown in major cities over COVID-19. We are also dismayed by the 33 reported incidents of torture, inhumane and degrading treatment; 27 incidents of violation of the right to freedom of movement, unlawful arrest, and detention; 19 incidents of confiscation of properties; and 13 incidents of extortion. We ask for truth to come to light. We pray against human rights violations in Nigeria. We pray that civilians and law enforcement will get along and work together in the battle against COVID-19. We also pray for justice for those who have been wronged. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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