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Nigeria: Islamists Locked Church Doors During Service, Fired Bullets Inside, Slit Throats Of Those Who Tried To Flee

01/31/2014 4 comments

For the glory of “Allah” and the prophet of death. Here is an update on a story reported earlier this week …

Revelation 6:9-11, “… I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, ‘How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?’ Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.”

By Carey Lodge, Christian Today – “An attack on a Catholic church in north-eastern Nigeria on Sunday has left at least 22 Christians dead and many more wounded, though local reports suggest the fatalities may be much higher.

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza told the BBC that a group of men arrived in trucks towards the end of the usual Sunday Mass service in Waga Chakawa village in Adamawa state.

The attackers locked the doors of the church and fired into the congregation, cutting the throats of those who tried to escape. They detonated bombs and then went on a four hour rampage, burning houses and taking hostages from the village between 10am and 2pm.

Reverend Raymond Danbouye has confirmed that at least 22 people were killed in the attack and were buried in a service on Monday. ‘There is no protection. We cannot predict where and when they are going to attack. People can’t sleep with their eyes closed,’ Mamza laments.

It is suspected that Boko Haram is behind the attack – a group that was officially labelled a ‘Foreign Terrorist Organisation’ by the US government in November last year.

The organisation, which has ties to Al-Qaeda and whose name translates as ‘Western education is sacrilege’, is responsible for over two thousand deaths in Nigeria. Its leadership has declared intent to cleanse the country of Christians, eradicate Nigerian democracy and replace it with an Islamic state guided by Sharia law.

Boko Haram is also believed to have carried out a second attack on Sunday in Kawuri village in the neighbouring state of Borno.

At least 52 people were killed in the violence, which also involved gunfire and the detonation of bombs as a busy weekend market was packing up. Three hundred homes were subjected to arson attacks and many civilians who survived are suffering with terrible burns as a result.” Read more.

Flashback: Nigerian Church Leaders: Muslims Are Out To Destroy Christians, ‘They Are Making Worship Services Impossible’ – “Christian leaders, however, said they had no doubt the Muslim assailants aimed to demoralize and destroy Christians. ‘These attacks on Christian members of our churches have disrupted church activities, as Christians can no longer worship together in their congregations,’ the Rev. David Bello, bishop of the Anglican diocese of Otukpo, told Morning Star News. The Rev. Michael Apochi, Roman Catholic bishop of Otukpo Diocese, added that attacks by Muslim Fulani gunmen have devastated Christian communities. ‘Life has become unbearable for our church members who have survived these attacks, and they are making worship services impossible,’ Apochi told Morning Star News by phone.” Read more.

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