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Nigeria: Thousands Flee As Islamic Militants Kill Christians, Threaten ‘Massive Bloodbath’


By BosNewsLife – “Nigerian Islamic militants have threatened a massive bloodbath after killing at least two Christians in recent days, forcing thousands of people to flee their villages along Nigeria’s northeast, refugees said Saturday June 22.

The reported threats came as local believers were mourning Christian Toma Vongjen, 40, who was reportedly killed by Fulani Muslims in attacks that also left church buildings in four villages in Plateau state completely destroyed.

The June 18 violence in Wase area, 216 kilometers (134 miles) southeast of Jos city, came days after other militants of the group Boko Haram, or ‘Western education is a sin’, killed a pastor and torched four churches in Borno state, residents said.

Reverend Jacob Kwiza was killed in the state’s Mandara Hills area after he refused to renounce his faith in Christ, said local villager Tada Garuta. ‘The gunmen threw some explosives at our church, they forced the retired reverend to renounce Christianity and be converted to Islam. But the pastor defied the gunmen’s threat of being killed,’ Garuta told media.

‘After he refused to renounce his faith. They slit his throat with sharp objects; and we started to flee for safety, as we don’t know the next targets of these gunmen.’

SETTLEMENTS ATTACKED

The murder came as Boko Haram fighters attacked the Hwa’a, Kunde, Gathahure and Gjigga settlements by night, fire bombing four churches while chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ or ‘Allah is Great’, Nigerian media reported.” Read more.

Flashback: Nigeria: Boko Haram: Our Goal Is To Eliminate Followers of Christ – “Terrorist organisation Boko Haram has issued a statement making clear that its goal is to eliminate followers of Christ from Nigeria and establish an Islamic state. ‘The Nigerian state and Christians are our enemies and we will be launching attacks on the Nigerian state and its security apparatus as well as churches until we achieve our goal of establishing an Islamic state in place of the secular state … We are responsible for the suicide attack on a church in Jos and also another attack on another church in Biu,’ a spokesman for the group, Abul Qaqa, is said to have told reporters in the northeastern city of Maiduguri over the phone.” Read more.

Flashback: Nigerian President Warns The End Times May Be Near After Islamists Massacre More Christians Attending Church – “In another deadly move portraying Nigeria’s Borno state as a killing field for Nigerian Christians, attackers have stormed a church service in Kiyak village in the outskirts of Chibok, killing another set of 15 worshippers. It was the second major killing of Christians in the Chibok area. Early in December, 10 Christians were also killed in the area… 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’… The attack followed another gruesome killing Friday that saw attackers slit the throats of 15 Christians in a pre-dawn raid in Musari …” Read more.

  1. 06/24/2013 at 5:08 AM

    “What IF” the Villagers had “WEAPONS???”

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