A new opportunity for Passion

An American who served as a Missionary and teacher in Rev. Ibrahim’s former college (Theological College of Northern Nigeria), has established a bookshop called ACTS (African Christian Textbooks).  It’s Headquarters are in Jos, the capital of Plateau state in the North central region of Nigeria and it now has branches in almost every theological college in Nigeria and others in Kenya and South Africa.

After a meeting with the Manager in Nigeria, Rev. Ibrahim’s aim is to be able to import some books on Islam which are not usually available in bookshops in Nigeria. If all works according to plan, these books would help in educating and equipping church leaders in the southern part of Kaduna state in Nigeria..

Passion at work …

Rev. Ibrahim speaking at a Passion Seminar held at Maraban Rido, Kaduna on 11th May.
It was attended by both Passion members and church leaders.


Rev. Ibrahim (centre), spoke about the work of Passion at Emmanuel Anglican Church, Dutsen Alhaji, in the Kubwu Anglican Diocese in Abuja, the federal capital of Nigeria on 18th May.


The Anglican Diocese of Kwoi held it’s first Synod on 7th, 8th & 9th June.
Rev. Ibrahim presented a paper on ‘Christian Muslim relation and faith building.’


The attendees at the first Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Kwoi.


Nigerian President acts on militants in three N.E. states

In mid-May, President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in the states of Yobe, Borno and Adamawa following an attack on Police barracks in Bama in Borno state by Islamist militants.  Members of the Boko Haram group are blamed for most of the violence, having being linked to the deaths of around 2,000 people since 2010.

A massive deployment of men and resources are aiming to assert the nation’s territorial integrity, since the militants cross frontiers virtually unchallenged.  The President said that attacks on government buildings and the killing of officials and other civilians amounted to a declaration of war.

Amnesty International have accused Boko Haram of committing widespread atrocities in the mainly Muslim north.  The name Boko Haram means ‘Western education is forbidden’.  They are fighting to overthrow the government and create an Islamic state.

Rev. Ibrahim reports that “Although the Federal Government inaugurated a committee on amnesty for the Boko Haram sect, they kept killing Nigeria’s security forces. Hopefully, now that security forces are at war with the insurgents, the unnecessary killings of believers in that axis will be reduced.

Thanks be to God that we celebrated the 2013 Democracy Day without a record of any blasts, courtesy of the quenching of Boko Haram insurgency by the Presidential declaration of the state of emergency.”.