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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram Torch 185 Churches in Captured Towns of Borno and Adamawa

Prophecy Sign:  Christian Persecution

While Iraq/Syria based ISIS is making all the news, let's not forget about another blood thirsty Islamic radical group out there;  Boko Haram.  Just as evil and just as bloody, this group is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Christians in northern Nigeria.  Islam is the antithesis of Christianity and can never live in peace with Christianity.  Once Islam becomes the majority in a nation, all other religions, including Christianity are persecuted out of existence.

Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. Matthew 24:9 NIV

Nigeria: Boko Haram Torch 185 Churches in Captured Towns of Borno and Adamawa
A prominent Nigerian reverend has revealed Islamist terror group Boko Haram destroyed over 180 churches in the West African country following its capture of towns and villages in the north-eastern states of Borno and Adamawa. Reverend Gideon Obasogie, the director of Catholic Social Communication of Maiduguri Diocese in Borno State, said the group's seizure of territory in both states has seen 185 churches torched and over 190,000 people displaced by their insurgency. In his statement, Obasogie said Boko Haram's "ransacking and torching" of churches had forcedpriests to leave their homes for two months while displaced civilians were still unable to return to their towns and villages. He added the destruction of churches was "sad, heart-aching and potentially dangerous to the territorial integrity and common good of Nigeria." 

Boko Haram reportedly beheads seven in Nigeria attack
Boko Haram militants killed seven people on Monday in the remote northeast of Nigeria, residents and an official said, with reports indicating the victims were beheaded in a revenge attack. The overnight raid targeted the town of Ngamdu in troubled Borno state, the area hardest hit in the Islamists' five-year uprising. When locals woke they discovered "seven people had been brutally killed", said resident Musa Abor. The gunmen "slit their (victims) throats just the way people slaughter goats", he added. Abor and a Borno state official, who asked that his name be withheld, said the bodies had been decapitated, in the latest act of gruesome violence blamed on the Islamists who have killed more than 10,000 people since 2009. In recent months, Boko Haram insurgents have targeted reprisal attacks at locals who have fought alongside the military as vigilantes.

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