Boko Haram kills hundreds of Christians in Nigeria comment (0)
June 12, 2014
NORTHEAST NIGERIA — Boko Haram terrorists posing as soldiers and preachers have killed hundreds of civilians since kidnapping 276 Christian schoolgirls in April.
In the latest attack June 4, Boko Haram terrorists posing as preachers killed an estimated 45 people in Barderi village near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State. Boko Haram members told civilians they had come to preach, then opened fire on a crowd that gathered to hear.
On June 2, Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers and driving military-style vehicles attacked three villages in northeastern Nigeria, gunning down at least 200 civilians who gathered. The militants claimed to be soldiers protecting civilians from impending attacks there.
Boko Haram has raided additional villages in northeastern Nigeria, which has been under near constant attack since mid-May. Assaults on Attagara, Gwoshe, Hawul and other Gwoza villages have destroyed 36 churches.
“The Boko Haram Islamists have destroyed 36 churches in Gwoza area, including that of Attagara attacked June 1,” said Rebecca Dali, whose husband is president of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria. “We now have only two churches that have not been affected.”
Before the June attacks, Boko Haram had killed at least 470 civilians and Christians in Nigeria since kidnapping the teenage students from a Chibok boarding school.