Islamic terrorists in Nigeria have killed dozens of Christian worshippers and burned at least four churches to the ground this Sunday morning as Christians gathered to worship. The attacks took place in villages near the location where Boko Haram recently kidnapped hundreds of Christian girls and threatened to sell them into slavery.
Attacks by Islamic terrorists have been reported in Karagau, Kautikar, Kwada and Ngurojina – all in the Borno state of Nigeria, in the general vicinity of Chibok, from which Islamic terrorists Boko Haram committed their kidnappings, according to a Reuters report.
An Associated Press report lists the churches known to have been burned out by the Islamic terrorists in Nigeria as a Church of the Brethren congregation founded by American missionaries in the 1920s, Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa, a Protestant Church of Christ and Deeper Life Bible Church, a Pentecostal congregation. According to survivors’ reports, the Nigerian Islamic terrorists shot villagers and burned homes in addition to bombing the churches.
According to the AP report, villagers who did not want to be identified because they feared reprisals by the Nigerian government and army claim that Nigeria’s army took their time responding to the attacks and refused to close in to deal with the Islamic terrorists in any kind of serious manner. Rather, the Nigerian army allegedly fired shots at the Islamic terrorists from a distance, leaving the Nigerian villagers to deal with the presence of the Islamic terrorists.
One Chibok resident who was willing to be named, Timothy James, had this to say about the Islamic terrorist attacks in Nigeria:
“The attackers went to churches with bombs and guns…the villages were within 10 kilometers of Chibok.”
Samuel Chibok, a survivor of the Islamic militant’s attack on Kautikiri, said this:
“Initially I thought they (the Islamic terrorists) were military but when I came out, they were firing at people. I saw people fleeing and they burned our houses. Smoke was billowing from our town as I left. From what I gathered, dozens of worshippers, including men, women and children were killed.”
Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s president, released this statement:
“The president commiserates with all the families who lost loved ones in the heinous attacks and extends his heartfelt sympathies to all those who suffered injuries or lost their properties during the wanton assaults on Bauchi and Kaduna States.”
The statement notably fails to mention many of the Nigerian villages that were attacked and which continue to suffer smaller attacks by Islamic terrorists on an almost daily basis.