Religious War Brews In Borno

Over 100 persons were yesterday killed in a communal clash involving three border communities in Gwoza Local Government Council of Borno State, with members of Attagara, Aghapalwa and Gwoshe border communities also said to have taken up arms against one another.

The clash, which started as a communal clash later turned out to be a religious war between Christians and Muslims.

At least nine Christian worshippers were said to have been killed last Sunday by Islamic militants during a Sunday service in Attagara village, leaving many others critically injured. Reports said the youths of the village mobilized and killed 37 of their attackers in a reprisal.

The reprisal attack, according to sources, however made matters worse, as some Muslim youths believed that the Christian youths killed other Muslims rather than Boko Haram members who were responsible for the death of the nine Christian worshippers as well as the burning of churches in Attagara Village.

The Muslim youths were said to have mobilised against Christian youths, leading to the burning of the whole village and the killing of more than 100 villagers.

Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed, an elder and member of the community told journalists in Maiduguri that Boko Haram members attacked the villages at about 1 a.m for killing their members, who earlier attacked churches and communities in the area. He explained that most of the villages in Gwoza are now divided along religious lines, as Christians who are living among Muslims have fled their homes to settle in Christian-dominated areas, while Muslims who were living in areas dominated by Christians have also fled their homes for Muslim-dominated areas. [Vanguard]

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  • Dis are pple we’ve bn living wit peacefully for ova 100yrs nw ders killings here n der, trust me we nid to work 2geda to find out wats happnin. Foreign elements r behind dis atrocities

  • @ JIGAWA ANSWER MY QUESTION ABOUT UR FADA MODA AND U BEEN KILLERS. 2 D MAIN ISUE: DIA INITIAL PLAN WAS TO ELIMINATE D IGBOS AND CHRISTIANS DAT WAS Y D WERE FUL OF JOY BUT NOW D WEAPON FASHIONED AGAINST US HAS STARTED HITIN ANY PERSON DATS Y DE AR CRYING. DIS IS MORNING.

  • Islam is a deadly wicked cult against humanity, they are the anti-christ the Holy Bible talk’s about. I pray the sword of violence & killing shall never depart from thier families, home, & state. The wrath of God shall consum all of you in JESUS name

  • I can see relious bigot here writing rubbish..I am a muslim not because I was born a muslim but because it is my choice to be one.I’m a muslim and I am proud to be a Hausa-fulani muslim.It is such a priviledge from God Almight.I thank God for That.However,I don’t have anythin against followers of other religions.cuz ismal categorically states that There is no compulsion in religion and also “To you is your religion and to me (as a muslim) is mine (islam).So instead of fannin religious embers you guys should first understand what is the genesis of all these things happening.and we are not anti christ.we are pro christ.infact prophet Isa is ours..one of the pillars of islam is to believe in all prophets.people lyk joe are givin bad name to peace lovin xtians.

  • I am a Muslim my religion dit teach me. to kill innocent people so pls stop insult our religious let evry one do what he blive

  • People like apostle joe are the problem of Nigeria, they never look at issues logically, even his knowledge of the bible is questionable all they need is someone to blame and that’s not the way to go, I agree with jigawa, foreign elements are behind this ably supported by our unscroupulous politicians, ITS A POWER GAME!!!

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