Nigeria: Suspected Islamists Massacre Entire Christian Family, Including Five Little Children
By BosNewsLife – “ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)– Christians in central Nigeria could mourn their dead Sunday, February 24, after the massacre of a Christian family while sectarian clashes killed one person and left churches, homes and mosques burnt, officials said.
In one the worst incidents since Thursday, February 21, suspected Muslim attackers used machetes and guns to murder 10 members of the same Christian family in Plateau state, with half the victims under the age of six, the military and government confirmed.
‘A [Christian Berom] family of 10 were … murdered’ by Muslim Fulani herdsmen said Pam Ayuba, the governor’s spokesman, in published remarks. ‘Five little children including a two-month-old child were slaughtered.’ …
Analysts say Islamist group Boko Haram, or ‘Western education is a sin’, has encouraged the sectarian violence…
Hard-line Islamists are also accused of using the airwaves to spread hatred. On Saturday, February 23, Nigeria confirmed it had suspended the licence of a radio station for allegedly encouraging deadly attacks on polio clinic.
Suspected Islamic gunmen attacked two polio clinics in the northern city of Kano on February 8, killing at least 10 people, after Wazobia FM broadcast a story reviving claims that the vaccines are part of a Western plot to harm Muslims.” Read more.
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Flashback: Nigerian President Warns The End Times May Be ‘So Close’ After Islamists Massacre 15 More Christians Attending Church – “News of the killings emerged after President Goodluck Jonathan questioned whether deadly Islamist attacks on churches in his country and other violence worldwide could be signs of coming ‘end times’. ‘We received information from our personnel in Chibok that some attackers stormed a church during Sunday service yesterday and killed 15 people,’ Kanar told AFP… The attack followed another gruesome killing Friday that saw attackers slit the throats of 15 Christians in a pre-dawn raid in Musari, also in Borno state, where Boko Haram has been based.” Read more.