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Nigeria: Islamist Attacks Forcing Thousands Of Villagers To Flee Borno State

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.”

allAfrica – “The Adamawa government said at least 3,000 persons have arrived the state, fleeing recent Boko Haram attacks in neighbouring Borno state.

The government said it was worried with the daily influx of people from Borno state where violence has continued and locals are often targeted by Islamist Boko Haram.

The state commissioner for Border Integration, Hamza Bello, made the government’s position known during a condolence visit to Bitiku-Valti Village in Madagali Local Government Area to sympathise with victims taking refuge in the area.

Mr Bello said the Adamawa government was worried about the frequent influx of displaced persons now taking refuge in Madagali area of the state.

He said the Adamawa state governor, Murtala Nyako, had inaugurated a committee to take care of the displaced persons.

Part of the committee’s mandate is to register the refugees, ascertain their numbers, and to establish camps where the displaced can receive immediate assistance.

‘So far, no fewer than 3,000 people from Bama and Gwoza local government areas of Borno have been confirmed to have fled to Adamawa due to the fear of terrorists’ attacks,’ the commission said.

Also sympathising with the victims, the Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Ahmadu Umaru, made a personal donation of an undisclosed amount of money to the displaced persons.” Read more.

Flashback: Nigeria: Islamists Massacre At Least 161 During Attack On Travellers In Borno State – “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… 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.” Read more.

Flashback: Nigeria: Suspected Islamists Target Christians For Slaughter In Borno State, Burn Down Their Homes, Churches – “Suspected Islamist fighters went on the rampage in northeast Nigeria overnight, killing 10 Christians with guns and machetes and burning down their houses, witnesses said on Sunday. The attack happened in a village called Chibok, in a remote part of northeastern Borno state, at the heart of an insurgency led by Islamist sect Boko Haram.” Read more.

Flashback: Nigeria: Islamists Pull Over Bus Near Maiduguri, Kill All Christian Passengers, Embark On Door-To-Door ‘Islamisation Campaign’ At Gunpoint – “Release partners are reporting targeted violence against Christians in the northern state of Borno this weekend. Stefanos Foundation says that gunmen pulled over a bus near Maiduguri on Saturday, demanded passengers declare their faith and then killed the six people who said they were Christian. Meanwhile, in Gwoza, also in Borno state, Islamists are reported to have embarked upon an ‘Islamisation campaign’.” Read more.

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