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Terrorists attacked Christian communities in Nigeria


Members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Dec. 19 burned homes in Borno state, Nigeria, nine days after terrorists killed a pregnant Christian woman in the same area, sources said.

The ISWAP terrorists attacked predominantly Christian Jibwiwi (Debiro) village in Hawul County and Ngulde village in Askira/Uba County at about 6 p.m., burning several houses and destroying livestock and storehouses of harvested crops, said area resident Shawulu Yohanna.

“They rode on motorcycles, armed with guns and cluster bombs, which they used in attacking two communities,”

Yohanna said in a text message to Morning Star News.

“The people in the two villages were able to escape the onslaught as no one was killed.”

On Dec. 10, terrorists invaded a home in Hawul County’s Pelachiroma village and shot dead a pregnant Christian woman, Mary Barka Paul Sawa, Yohanna said. Sawa’s husband, Paul Sawa, was wounded in the attack before escaping.

“Her husband escaped the attack with gunshot wounds,” Yohanna said. “Their house was raided by the terrorists at night.”

Habila Lemaka of the Hawul Local Government Police Division told Morning Star News in a text message confirmed the attacks on the three communities.

“Remember that these areas have been under constant attacks from the terrorists,” Lemaka said.

Sani Shatambaya, spokesman of the Borno State Police Command, concurred that ISWAP members attacked the areas.

“It is true that the areas in question were attacked by ISWAP terrorists,” Shatambaya said. “Military and police personnel have been deployed to the affected communities in order to repel these incursions by the terrorists.”

Source: Morning Star News

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