By Theodore Shoebat
Muslims committed a major massacre in Nigeria. They attacked a church, murdered the pastor and killed four other Christians. They then butchered another 44 people, blowing up a mosque and an Islamic restaurant. Three days before the massacre, they burned down 32 churches, massacring dozens of Christians. Overall, they butchered around 100 people. According to the report:
A suicide bomber with possible ties to the radical Islamic terror group Boko Haram blew himself up inside a church in the Nigerian town of Potiskum on Sunday, killing a priest and four other Christians in an attack that mirrors past bombings by the organization that has allied itself with ISIS.
The bomber attacked Redeemed Christian Church of God and killed a priest and four others, including a mother and her two children.
No terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but authorities said the method, target and location are consistent with bombings perpetrated by Boko Haram.
More attacks followed throughout the day, as terrorists also bombed a mosque and Muslim restaurant in Nigeria’s central city of Jos, killing around 44 people. Authorities believe these attacks were also carried out by Boko Haram.
Three days prior, Muslim extremists also ravaged northeastern Nigerian villages, killing nine villagers and burning down 32 churches and about 300 homes, according to Stephen Apagu, chairman of a self-defense group in Borno state’s Askira-Uba local government area.
These are the latest in a series of attacks carried out in the area. Some of which happened last week when dozens of Christians in the northeast Nigerian towns of Kwada and Kautikari were slaughtered.
“They killed dozens of people and burned houses after attacking worshipers,” said survivor Mallam Yahi to The Associated Press last week.
“The latest attack by Boko Haram on four churches and those innocently attending Sunday services inside once again affirms the religious motivation of this group’s heinous crimes against the Nigerian people. For years, the Christian population of north Nigeria has faced a devastating offensive by Islamic militants that has yet to be effectively countered,” said Cameron Thomas, International Christian Concern regional manager for Africa.
“The bloodied soil of Kwada and Kautikari villages serve as a heart-rending cry for greater action to ensure the safety of Christians wishing to exercise their right to practice their beliefs free from fear of retribution at the barrel of gun or trigger of an explosive.”
Boko Haram’s attacks extend past civilians as the group recently attacked a military camp in the neighboring government area of Damboa and killed around 51 soldiers. The terrorists were equipped with armored personnel carriers mounted with anti-aircraft guns and were armed with rocket launchers and submachine guns.