I've been pleasantly inundated with inquiries about our safety from friends around the globe. It came as a bit of a shock because not many people inquired about our safety during the riots in Jos January 17-20, 2010. Later my mom told me that the main thing on the news at that time was Haiti and virtually no coverage was given to the Jos riots.
Evidently, the Sunday massacre in a village 5 miles south of Jos is receiving world-wide attention. It was a horrific event. We have personally spoken to two people who lost numerous relatives in the strike. The man we spoke to said he lost 9 family members. The woman I spoke to today talked mainly about the children.
The situation is threatening to engulf Jos-city once again. People are tense, alert, and ready to run. We heard a spate of machine gun fire about 9 p.m. tonight. Now I'm hearing military helicopters hovering over the city.
Please pray for the city of Jos and the surrounding villages. We are not at ease.