Editor’s Warning: The video included in this piece contains graphic violence that may be very disturbing for some viewers.
The Islamic terrorist organization Boko Haram has declared a new Islamic caliphate in northeaster Nigeria, modeled after the caliphate being created by ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Because of the sheer monstrosity of Boko Haram, tens of thousands of people – Christians in particular – are fleeing the region.
Catholic Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri says, “in areas whereBoko Haram is active Christians are fleeing by the thousands. ” He reported that at least 90,000 Catholics are now displaced by the Islamist rebels who are challenging the sovereignty of the Nigerian government.
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Father Patrick Tor Alumuku is the Social Communications officer in the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, Nigeria. He is reporting that Boko Haram is involved in some savage brutality against Christians in the region that they hold.
“Boko Haram is determined to eliminate every sign of Christian presence and many churches have been destroyed or torched. Last week in a village in the area ofMaiduguri, Boko Haram took over the parish for its local headquarters,” said Father Alumuku.
Attorney and human rights activist Emmanuel Ogebe told Spero News that, “Our local partner’s female cousin is amongst those killed by Boko Haram indicating that they are killing Christian women too which is different from the takeover of Gwoza. In Gwoza, they beheaded Christian men and married off their wives when they declared an Islamic caliphate two weeks ago. According to Boko Haram’s own video, Abubakar Shekau claims he killed 1,000 Christians on that day. This has not been reported in the media as far as we can tell but is contained in his YouTube statement. We are investigating this but since he controls the town it is impossible to tell. If true this is the worst single day massacre of Christians anywhere in contemporary history.”
Below is the video in question – watch as Shekau gloats about the mayhem and slaughter that Boko Haram has caused.
Boko Haram is as disgusting as their Muslim comrades in ISIS – they care nothing for human life and love only death and destruction. No one in Nigeria, or anywhere else in the world for that matter, will be safe until Boko Haram is utterly destroyed.
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