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“Great Persecution”: Christians Beheaded After Islamists Take Over Church And Christian Homes In Nigerian Town


Matthew 24:22,27, “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened… For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”

By Michael Olugbode, This Day Live – “The Catholic Church has complained that Boko Haram insurgents have taken over the parish rectory of its church and other houses of Christians following last week’s attack on Madagali in Adamawa State, Northeast Nigeria.

The church, in an electronic press statement by the Director, Catholic Social Communications in-charge of the Maiduguri Diocese, Rev. Fr. Gideon Obasogie, said though the members of the outlawed sHe lamented that ‘Christians in the town are really in a terrible situation; a moment of great persecution. Christian men are caught and beheaded, while Christian women are forced toect have not been known to draw a line of demarcation of whom to visit or not to visit with mayhem, adding that, ‘in recent times, it seems that Christians and Christian institutions have been at the receiving end of the attacks by the terrorists.’

Obasogie said this in Madagali, which is a local government that borders Borno and Adamawa States, and the closest town to Gwoza with a large number of Catholics, and members of other Christian denominations.

The town also has a good number of Muslims, he said, stressing that ‘the whole town and the parish rectory have been occupied by the terrorists, so many structures and items have been vandalised. Dozens have been killed and a lot of church structures have been burnt down’.

He lamented that ‘Christians in the town are really in a terrible situation; a moment of great persecution. Christian men are caught and beheaded, while Christian women are forced to become Muslims and are taken as wives to the terrorists.

‘The houses of Christians that have fled are now occupied by the terrorists; their cars are used by the terrorists.  Some Muslims around identify Christian homes to be occupied and the Christians hiding were also exposed and they were killed.

‘Strict Sharia Laws have been promulgated, as observed by a woman who luckily escaped the dead zone’.” Read more.

Flashback: Nigeria’s Christian President Warns That The Current Massacre Of Christians Means The End Times Is Upon Us – “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. Maureen Alderman
    08/30/2014 at 5:29 PM

    It seems Nigerians are being treated as badly as people in Iraq and Syria, sad to say.

    Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:22:35 +0000 To: maureenbalderman@hotmail.com

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