Saturday, 31 August 2013

54 Innocent souls slaughtered in Borno by Boko Haram sect

Despite the relentless efforts of the JTF team to checkmate Boko Haram's activities in Nigeria, report gathers that atleast 54 people including 24 vigilante youths (Civilian JTF), 14 Shuwa Arab herdsmen and 16 civilians were killed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in three different Local Government Areas of Monguno, Damboa and Nganzai in Borno state.

 Boko Haram's trigger-happy men killed 14 nomadic herders in an attack on a village in the north eastern state of Borno, local government representative Alhaji Garba Ali told reporters. At least 24 members of a vigilante group were killed in a separate attack in a forest in the same state, said another local official who asked not to be named. The attackers were wearing military uniforms and the vigilantes followed them into the forest, believing them to be government soldiers, the official said. "They took them to the middle of the forest before descending on them," he said. "About 24 bodies have been discovered, while 34 other persons are still missing." The military has encouraged the formation of vigilante groups to help it track down Boko Haram members as it pursues an offensive in the northeast aiming to end the Islamist extremists' four-year insurgency. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in the north east in May and the military immediately launched a major offensive in the region aiming to end Boko Haram's insurgency. Boko Haram's insurgency has left more than 3,600 dead since 2009, including killings by the security forces, who have been accused of major abuses.

Despite all these incessant killings by Boko Haram, many Nigerians are still hopeful that these killings will come to an end one day. Pray for the peace of Nigeria, who knows? God can use your little prayer to turn things around in Nigeria.