Hajaratu is a young Christian widow from Nigeria. Her husband, David Matthew, died of an illness in 2019, leaving her to care for her children on her own. On the night of July 10, 2020, the Fulani militants overtook her village.
That night Hajaratu lost so much more than her possessions, grain stores, animals and parts of her home. She survived the attack, but the gut-wrenching reality of life after that night has remained.
Hajaratu lost one of her young children while she fled the attackers. Now she is trying to come to grips with that loss while continuing to keep the rest of her family safe and fed.
Pastor Raymond Koh was abducted on 13 February 2017. In April 2019 the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) concluded that Raymond Koh was a victim of enforced disappearance by the State, namely the Special Branch of the Malaysian Police Department. And yet, the family still don't have firm answers about what happened to Raymond or where he is now. They also don’t know why he was taken, although he had been accused of sharing the gospel with Malay Muslims, which is illegal in Malaysia, and this may have been part of the reason for his capture.
Raymond’s wife Susanna Koh is filing a lawsuit against the police and Malaysian government over Raymond’s abduction, in her continued search for answers. It has been a long and difficult journey for her, as well as for Raymond and Susanna’s adult children, Elizabeth, Esther and Jonathan.
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