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Nigeria: Islamists Slit Throat of Pastor’s 79-Year-Old Christian Mother, Note Left Reading ‘We Will Get You Soon’


AP – “MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Police discovered the body of a 79-year-old Christian woman killed in northeast Nigeria, with a note in Arabic left on her chest reading: ‘We will get you soon,’ a witness said Thursday.

The slaying raises religious tensions in Nigeria as a radical Islamist sect increasingly targets Christians in its bloody attacks. While police said they knew of no immediate suspects in the killing, witnesses blamed the attack on the sect known as Boko Haram, which has been blamed for killing at least 305 people this year alone, according to an Associated Press count.

The dead woman was identified as Shetu Haruna Malgwi, a Christian living in the city of Maiduguri in Nigeria’s Muslim north. Assailants apparently attacked Malgwi on Wednesday, a day after she returned home from receiving an eye treatment in the city of Kaduna, Borno state police spokesman Samuel Tizhe said.

Her killers slit the woman’s throat, then wrote a note with red pen they left on her chest, witness Audu Ibrahim said. Ibrahim said the woman’s family believes the message is for her son, who is a pastor of a local church where the 79-year-old sang in the choir.

Authorities found a Bible placed under the woman’s feet, Ibrahim said. Police continue to investigate the killing and no arrests have been made, Tizhe said.” Read more.

  1. 02/25/2012 at 12:08 PM

    Reblogged this on When The Pieces Fit. . ..

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  2. 02/25/2012 at 12:48 PM

    We need to lift Nigeria up in prayer, Upganda and Kenya too. These are countries where there have been recent, significant moves of God. The enemy wants to take them out. In Uganda in particular, Muslims, still a small minority, are becoming increasingly radical.

    Lord Jesus, protect your people. Fill them with joy and peace in the midst of the turmoil and attack around them. Let your joy be their strength, Amen.

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  3. ICA
    02/25/2012 at 12:57 PM

    Amen.

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  4. MALGWI YUSUF HARUNA
    03/06/2012 at 10:03 AM

    The Malgwi family were not contacted for comments on the reported murder of Shetu Haruna Malgwi and no verification was made of the claims before going to press. Malgwi Family representative.

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  5. ICA
    03/06/2012 at 2:18 PM

    Associated Press sources were the police and witnesses. Does the Malgwi family wish to add or clarify any details of the report?

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