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Nigeria: Islamists Massacre At Least 161 During Attack On Travellers In Borno State


For peaceful purposes …

Qur’an Sura 2:191-193, “And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-Muslims] … and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah.”

BY HAMZA IDRIS, Daily Trust – “Environmental officers yesterday recovered 87 more corpses of travelers killed by suspected Boko Haram gunmen during an attack on Maiduguri-Damaturu road near Benisheik town in Borno State on Tuesday.

This was in addition to 55 bodies earlier picked up on Wednesday, officials of the Borno State Environmental Protection Agency (BOSEPA) told journalists during a visit by Governor Kashim Shettima to the scene of the violence.

Heavily armed insurgents laid siege on Benisheik, Kaga Local Government Area on Tuesday evening, killing people and setting buildings ablaze.

They also blocked the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway, three kilometers away from the town, sorting out and slaughtering dozens of travelers.

Apart from the 142 travellers, also killed in the attack were 2 soldiers, 3 policemen and 14 villagers, Sbringing the total death toll to 161.

Yesterday, Shettima visited Benisheik where he condoled with the people and offered compensation to victims of the violence.

Saidu Yakubu, a senior BOSEPA official, who briefed Shettima at the highway killing spot, later told journalists ’87 bodies were recovered in the bush and our people are still searching for more.’

Environmental assistant Abdulaziz Kolomi said, ‘Apart from the dead bodies recovered today (Thursday), we collected 55 on Wednesday and the fact is that we did not go deep into the bush where I strongly believe that many people have fallen there.’

Our correspondent, who was in the convoy of the governor, saw two refuse compactor trucks loaded with decomposing bodies. Soldiers and policemen were seen providing security as environmental officers pull out dead bodies from the surrounding bushes.

During Shettima’s visit, he was told that apart from the dead travelers, two soldiers, three policemen and 14 villagers were also killed by the insurgents who stormed the town in a convoy of over 20 vehicles.

Shettima, who was visibly shaken by the carnage, urged the residents to persevere and stop fleeing.” Read more.

Flashback: Nigeria: ‘Proud Soldiers Of Allah’ Vows To Take Down Government And Destroy Christianity, ‘We Will Devour You … Our Joy Is To Die In Jihad’ – “‘You, Jonathan, cannot stop us; instead we will devour you in the three months like you are boasting … We are proud soldiers of Allah; we will never give up as we fight the infidels. We will emerge as winners … for us, [death] is eternal victory to die working for Allah. Our joy is to die in Jihad for Allah … We are not doing physical human service, but Allah’s work … We are not afraid because we are not doing man’s work but Allah’s work…” Read more.

Categories: Radical Islam
  1. Mike
    09/21/2013 at 12:10 AM

    Why aren’t people arming themselves?

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    • 09/21/2013 at 3:47 AM

      Simple, they don’t have access to “firearms” as the terrorists…do! The government of Nigeria does NOT make firearms available to anyone other than their own army and police. Which, they make sure are, outnumbered and outgunned!!!

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  2. Robert in Arabia
    09/21/2013 at 2:26 AM

    For Africans of any religion, massacres are habitual.

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  3. 09/21/2013 at 3:48 AM

    Reblogged this on just2bwise.

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  4. Anonymous
    09/21/2013 at 9:43 AM

    On International News it was conveniently not mentioned that the oppressors were Muslim!

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