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Islamic extremists invade Christian village, kill at least 106 comment (0)

March 6, 2014


IZGHE, Nigeria — A large contingent of Islamic extremist rebels from Boko Haram invaded Izghe, a predominantly Christian village in northeastern Nigeria, on Feb. 15 and slaughtered at least 106 people, sources said.

Dressed in military fatigues, the Boko Haram rebels, who seek to impose sharia (Islamic law) throughout Nigeria, reportedly shot some people and slit the throats of others while shouting “Allahu Akbar [God is greater]” in Izghe village of the Gwoza Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno state. They also destroyed homes and shops.

“We have received information about yet another attack from my friends and family members in Gwoza,” said Enoch Wonder, a Christian worker from Gwoza now in Jos.

Maina Ularamu, chairman of the Gwoza LGA, said reports reaching him from the area indicated that more than 100 Christians had been killed in the attack. 

The massacre beginning at midnight reportedly lasted about five hours without intervention from the military. Izghe village is about 86 miles from Maiduguri and is close to the Sambisa Forest, which has served as an operational camp for Boko Haram. 

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