Prayer vigil held for Nigerian captives

Prayer vigil for Nigerian captives
Prayer vigil for Nigerian captives. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A vigil was held at a Dayton church Friday night for the nearly 300 girls kidnapped from their boarding school in Nigeria.

“We believe that we need to start with prayer because prayer changes things.”

The ASE African Center hosted the event at the Zion Baptist Church on Earlham Drive.

One of the ministers there is a Nigerian native.

He has two daughters of his own and says he wants to do whatever he can to help.

“We don’t have any weapons here, but we believe that prayer, if we pray to God, definitely specific prayers, actually bring results. That’s why we’re doing a specific prayer for these children tonight,” said Rev. Ayo Ogunduyile, Zion Baptist Church.

The reverend says they are also planning a vigil at Courthouse Square next week.

That vigil comes the same day as US and British investigators hit the ground to help in the search. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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