Worthy Christian News » Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution - Africa » Nigeria » Nigeria: 3 attacks in 10 days


Nigeria: 3 attacks in 10 days

Friday, May 29, 2015 | Tag Cloud

breaking christian news nigeria

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News)-- In reprisal to losing ground to government forces, Islamists belonging to Boko Haram have killed dozens of Christians during 10 violent days in Nigeria's Adamawa state.

According to Morning Star News, Haram's Islamists used machetes to butcher Christians from the Church of the Brethren(EYN) in Adamawa's Madagali Local Government Area on May 22. Haram was also suspected in a suicide bombing of the Christian community of Garkida on May 19.

"The attacks killed 19 people in Garkida and Madagali," said the Rev. Samuel Dante Dali, president of the EYN. "The bombing signals a renewal of violence by the Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram at a time when Nigerian authorities are claiming victory in many parts of the northeast."

In Wagga village, Madagali LGA, Boko Haram attacked around midnight, killing 10 EYN members as they slept.

To date, the EYN has lost 1,390 out of 2,280 local branches from attacks by Boko Haram that have displaced more than 700,000 EYN members; the murder of pastors by Haram has forced EYN to ordain new church leaders.

Boko Haram calls itself Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad, which translates as "The Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad." Having ties to Al Qaeda, the U.S. designated Boko Haram as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in 2013.

Copyright 1999-2017 Worthy News. All rights reserved.
Fair Use Notice:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Worthy Christian News » Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution - Africa » Nigeria » Nigeria: 3 attacks in 10 days

Leave a Comment

Worthy Christian News » Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution - Africa » Nigeria » Nigeria: 3 attacks in 10 days