Terrorist violence is reaching new heights in Nigeria. Armed militants, presumably Boko Haram, attacked a village in Chibok territory a few days ago. It’s a reminder to community members of the 2014 Chibok school girls’ abduction; 112 girls remain in terrorists’ hands today.
Boko Haram also released a video of two Christian aid workers they kidnapped and executed in recent weeks. In the video, extremists vow to “kill every Christian they capture.” Voice of the Martyrs Canada spokesman Greg Musselman says the Islamic State used similar tactics in Iraq and Syria.
“Boko Haram [is] copying what ISIS has done when they release these very graphic images. It’s to cause fear, and [the] reality [is] it does cause fear.”
Boko Haram: terrorist copycats?
Nigerian believers Godfrey Ali Shikagham and Lawrence Duna Dacighir were helping people displaced by Islamic extremist violence when Boko Haram kidnapped them, Morningstar News reports. Before shooting Lawrence and Godfrey, the middle terrorist announced his intent to avenge Muslims killed in past conflicts by murdering every Christian he and his group captures.
It’s not immediately clear when or where this execution took place, but it’s not the only one. On September 25, Action Against Hunger confirmed one of its aid workers was murdered by an “armed group.” This worker was one of six personnel kidnapped in July and held hostage.
“We just pray that fear will not grip our brothers and sisters in Christ because of these images,” Musselman says.
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SOURCE: Mission Networks News, Katey Hearth