Nigeria: Jihad mass murder death toll at Christian village reaches 106

NigeriatroopsThe unimaginable horror of this is compounded by the world’s indifference. The few who dare to call attention to jihad attacks like this one are vilified, mocked, shunned, ridiculed, and defamed, even as such attacks multiply and the body count mounts ever higher. Right now Western governments have apparently decided that jihad attacks like this one can’t happen in their countries, and so don’t matter, and that when they take place in faraway lands such as Nigeria, they need not disturb the comforting fictions about Islam’s jihad doctrine that form the cornerstone of so much of their domestic and foreign policy.

An update on this story. “Over 100 killed in Islamist attack in northern Nigeria,” from AFP, February 16:

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed more than 100 people in an attack on a village in Nigeria, a local senator said on Sunday.

The attackers stormed the village in Nigeria’s restive northeastern Borno state on Saturday, slaughtering scores of civilians and sending many others fleeing.

“A hundred and six people, including an old woman, have been killed by the attackers, suspected to be Boko Haram gunmen,” senator Ali Ndume told AFP.

“Sixty of the dead have been buried while the rest are awaiting burial,” he said, adding the attacks in the area were becoming “deadlier and more frequent by the day.”

The raid took place on Saturday in the mostly Christian village of Izghe in Borno, which has been under emergency rule since May last year in a bid to stop an Islamist rebellion that has claimed thousands of lives since 2009.

A local farmer who escaped by scaling the fence of his house and crawling on his belly for 40 minutes said the attackers had gone door-to-door looking for those hiding in their houses.

“The attackers came around 9:30 pm (20.30 GMT) in six trucks and some motorcycles. They were dressed in military uniform,” Barnabas Idi said. “They asked men to assemble at a place, and began hacking and slaughtering them.”

There were no security forces in the town at the time of the attack, he said.

The head of the local government in the area, Maina Ularamu, earlier told AFP: “From the latest information I have gathered, more than 60 people have been killed.”

“We suspect that the gunmen were members of Boko Haram. They have taken over the village,” said Ularamu.

“They looted businesses and food stores and loaded all their spoils into vehicles owned by residents and fled into the bush,” he added.

The official was speaking from Abuja and said he was preparing to return to Maiduguri, the state capital, to deal with the fallout of the attack.

Hundreds of villagers in Borno had already fled to Maiduguri after Boko Haram militants last week killed 43 people in two separate attacks.

The militant sect has said it is fighting to create a strict Islamic state in Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north.

The southern half of the oil-rich country, Africa’s most populous, is mainly Christian.

Gunmen also attacked a fishing village on Lake Chad on Saturday, killing an unspecified number of residents.

A survivor said several people had drowned in the lake while trying to escape the gunmen.

Military spokesman Mohammed Dole confirmed the attack but declined to comment further saying the area fell under the jurisdiction of a multinational task force comprising troops from Nigeria, Niger and Chad.

Boko Haram militants have carried out frequent attacks in both cities and remote areas of the northeast, despite a military operation launched when emergency rule was declared….

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Comments

  1. jewdog says

    I’ve been reading that the Presbyterian Church has focused its criticisms on Israel. Maybe someone should send them this posting so that they can get a sense of proportion, or would that offend their standards of morality?
    Probably they would argue that Nigeria has nothing to do with Israel because Islam has nothing to do with anything.

    • Islamisdeath says

      Hacking people to death in the name of god! HACKING! You know in the name of the Abrahamic God that Chritians, Jews And muslims all share in common according to Lurch Kerry!

      • Shane says

        Islam is a religion of war which was created to justify the Arab conquests and to unite the Arab empire. It is the perfect philosophy for warriors. Christians around the world must unite to defeat Islamic jihad and to stop the persecution of non-Muslims by Islamic supremacists.

  2. samuel says

    Islam is evil satanic cult, cancerous man-made ideology that must be eradicted just like facism, nazism and communism were if there is going to be any hope for a terror free world.

  3. says

    Boko Haram is the most aggressive Islamic militia on Earth right now. It’s every few days these guys launch a slaughter campaign, and the numbers of dead are stunning. The BBC reports the Nigerian police and army flee from these guys.

  4. King Dave says

    Boko Haram is the most deadly Islamic militants on Earth right now. It is every few days the launch a slaughter campaign, with massive death tolls. The BBC reports the Nigerian police and Army flee from Boko Haram. I far as I know, there is no additional plans to stop them

  5. Ongey Kambah says

    The UN and Western nations should be ashamed. It was reported in an Australian paper today, but the indifference is appalling and the silence deafening. Just the suggestion of culling a few sharks or removal of a few trees draws hundred to the beaches and forests in protest, but not to our embassies or parliament houses. The warped sense of values is distressing. But then too, where are their brothers and sisters in Christ… they too remain indifferent and inactive.

  6. Cindy Mccoy says

    Where is our administration on all this?? When he thinks islam is being threatened he is Johnny on the spot to speak out against it. When Christians around the world are dying by the score he is silent. Well, that about says it all!!!!! Don’t you think so??? O”bum”a where are you??? Don’t you see what is happening??? You see but you do not care.

  7. Robin Blick says

    Why is it that
    atheists such as myself
    are horrified by such atrocities,while
    christian leaders, such as the present pope,repeatedly assure us after its latest atrocity that Islam is a’religion of peace’ when they know full that it is a religion of hate
    and violence?

  8. DBM says

    What is everyone worked up about? Its only black Christians being butchered so why should any of the jews or Europeans or American liberals be concerned?
    I’d be whiling to bet this whole muslim uprising is the work of either the Chinese or the French to destabilize the area so they can come in and rape it of natural resources.

  9. ChristianFirst says

    Christ calls us to spread the good news that is salvation from the death our sins are deserving of,

    Islam inspires the murder of any who disagree with its tenets,

    you have a choice to become a Christian because God gave us free will,

    Allah demands blind obedience and death if you change your mind,

    God says vengeance is Mine,

    Allah says kill for me and if you die doing so I will grant you pleasures of the flesh (virgins).

    Christ Jesus is the way the TRUTH and the life, no man comes to the father but by Him.

  10. kenneth kelly says

    I normally listen to BBC Radio 4 in the morning for early morning news and comment.
    This morning (17th February) BBC carried a report from their correspondent in Lagos on the recent atrocity carried out by suspected Boko Haram militants involving the deaths of over one hundred people. No mention was made of the fact that the majority of the victims were more than likely to have been Christians.

  11. Walter Sieruk says

    These heinous and murderous actions by those Muslims who also militant jihadists is a awful affront to all that is good and right. This may be explained, in part, in the Bible. Which teaches in Proverbs 29:10 “Bloodthristy men hate a man of integrity and seek to kill the upright.” [NIV]

  12. says

    I am a Nigerian and I can tell you that Muslim extremists over the years have murdered hundreds of thousands of Christians and animists over the years. Nobody has ever brought one single of them to justice. The tragedy however is that the Muslims are able to commit these atrocities because of the support they got from the West. Britain is on records to have rigged both the census and elections figures in Nigeria in order to enable the Muslim minority of Nigeria grab power. They have used this power to slaughter millions. I am not talking about the Nigerian Biafra war the West armed them to commit one of the greatest genocides ever committed in history. It is not surprising that they have also turned their swords against the West who backed them in the past and helped them to gain power. The west are not comfortable with southern Christians whom they felt are ‘too wise’ for them. Ironically, Islam have not even spared its adherents. Only God can save us from this scourge.

  13. says

    Muslims have been attacking, harrassing, and massacring non-Muslims in Nigeria for decades, if not centuries. The time is long past the point where non-Muslims should fight back. The only respite non-Muslims enjoyed in Africa was under Western Colonialism — and while it wasn’t perfect, it was a hell of a lot better than the post-Colonialist order that has devolved since the end of WW2 to the present, with its mixture of native corruption and Western effects of Wilsonian PC MC.