Islamic Group Reigning Terror on Christians in Nigeria
Boko Haram is aiming to carve out a separate Islamic state in Nigeriaâ€™s northern states, where it plans to implement a strict form of Sharia law. To date, Boko Haram has killed over 3,000 people as it continues to fight Nigeriaâ€™s government for control of the North. The list of causalities includes many Christians killed in their places of worship.
Last year, Boko Haram demanded all Christians leave the northern states of Nigeria so it could create a purely Islamic society. Christians that stayed behind have become easy targets for Boko Haramâ€™s acts of terror, including suicide bombs at churches and drive-by shootings at Christian gathering places.
Many Christians in the Middle Belt region are living in a constant state of fear and taking measures to protect themselves as they gather for worship. Churches are installing metal detectors to ensure weapons and explosives are not brought into...
"Last year, Boko Haram demanded all Christians leave the northern states of Nigeria so it could create a purely Islamic society. Christians that stayed behind have become easy targets for Boko Haramâ€™s acts of terror, including suicide bombs at churches and drive-by shootings at Christian gathering places."
And I still hear people praising the Moslems in the west. The so-called moderates, who are purposefully multiplying in our countries, will one day reveal their true colours, rising up as one, with Sharia Law at the forefront.
"As Reverend Father Bonni Bazah was about to commence Holy Communion at St. Ritaâ€™s Catholic Church, an SUV plowed through the walls of his church.
â€śI heard a loud bang on the wall. Suddenly, I saw the wall caving in towards us,â€ť Bazah said inspeaking with reporters from his hospital bed. â€śThen, I saw an SUV. I was about to shout for everyone to run away when I heard the loudest explosion I have ever heard. Immediately, I saw my body covered with blood and bodies were strewn around. After that I lost consciousness.â€ť
At 9:00 a.m. on October 28, an SUV loaded with explosives rammed into the side of St. Ritaâ€™s Catholic Church. Once it had forced its way into the church, it detonated, claiming the lives of at least eight people, including the bomber, and injuring over 140 others.
The suicide bomber was reportedly detained at the church compoundâ€™s gate before ramming through the gate and into the side of the church.
â€śAll of the sudden [the SUV] drove [at a] high speed and rammed into the church wall, forcing its way into the church,â€ťwitness Samuel Emmanuel told the press. â€śInitially, I thought the driver had lost control of the vehicle, [but] suddenly there was a huge explosion as the vehicle reached the church building.â€ť