While world leaders and mainstream media commentators continue to insist that Boko Haram, the Congregation of the People of the Sunnah for Dawah and Jihad, have nothing to do with Islam, the only people not to have gotten the memo are the members of Boko Haram itself.
“Massacre survivor describes Nigerian terrorists,” CNN, May 10, 2014:
HOUSTON (CNN) – We’re learning more about the brutal tactics of the Boko Haram terrorist group that abducted 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria on April 14.
A lone survivor from a 2012 shooting massacre carried out by Boko Haram gunmen at a Nigerian church talks about the event.
The scars on his face reveal just a fraction of his pain. And his soft-spoken words cannot hide the urgency of his message.
“Just like al-Qaida, they are very, very destructive,” said Ikenna Nzeribe.
Nzeribe has a warning about the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram and their leader Abubpakar Shekau.
“Everything he says he will do, he does them,” Nzeribe said.
In 2012, Nzeribe was a handsome, ambitious banker, and part of the Christian minority in the northeastern Nigeria town of Mubi. Then masked Boko Haram gunman stormed his church chanting “Allah Hu Akbar” or god is great.
“They started shooting everybody, everybody on sight. They shot everybody in the head,” he said.
When it was over, there were 13 dead. Shot in the face. Nzeribe was the only one to survive.
“I knew it was over for me. And the only thing I could do was say a last prayer, which was ‘Blood of Jesus, cover me,’ and that was it for me,” he said….