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Suspected Boko Haram insurgents target church in Adamawa

28 August 2014, 18:40

Abuja - Suspected members Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed church members and taken over the parish rectory of the Catholic Church as well some property belonging to Christians in Madagali in Adamawa State.

The church, in a press statement by Director Catholic Social Communications, Rev. Fr Gideon Obasogie, in-charge of the Maiduguri Diocese, confirmed the invasion and ongoing terror.

"The whole town and the parish rectory have been occupied by the terrorists," he said.

He added that many structures and items have been vandalized and dozens have been killed while a lot of church structures burnt down.

"Christians in the town are really in a terribly situation, a moment of great persecution. Christian men are caught and beheaded; the women are forced to become Muslim and are taken as wives to the terrorists. The houses of Christians that have fled are now occupied by the Haramiests. Their cars are used by the terrorists.  Some Muslim around identify
Christian homes to be occupied and the Christians hiding were also identified and were they are killed. Strict Sharia Law had been promulgated, as observed by a woman who luckily escaped the dead zone," said Obasogie.

He lamented that the situation had gone out of control and people in the area are finding it hard to survive amid the violations.

The clergyman said the Catholic Church was compelled to close down all the churches on the major road linking Maiduguri and Adamawa State because of act of terrorism.

- CAJ News


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