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Boko Haram Kills 6 Deeper Life Worshippers As Ultimatum Expires  print

Published on January 6, 2012 by   ·   19 Comments

As a three-day ultimatum by the Boko Haram sect to Southerners and Christians living in northern Nigeria expired yesterday, gunmen stormed a branch of Deeper Life church in Gombe State, north East Nigeria, and shot six worshippers dead, Johnson Jauro, the church’s pastor said.

•Scene of Christmas day bomb blast at Madalla, Niger State. Churches in the North have become targets of attack by Boko Haram.

Jauro said that his wife was among those murdered while at least 10 other worshippers were injured in the attack.

“The attackers started shooting sporadically. They shot through the window of the church, and many people were killed including my wife,” Jauro told newsmen by telephone from his Deeper Life Church in Nasarawa.

“Many of my members who attended the church service were also injured,” he said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but a string of church bombings on Christmas Day by Boko Haram left about 50 people dead and hundreds others injured.

The group recently issued a three-day ultimatum to Christians and Southerners living in northern Nigeria to leave the region or face the consequences.

Speaking in Hausa language, Abul Qaqa a spokesperson for the sect said while giving the ultimatum: “we also wish to call on our fellow Muslims to come back to the north because we have evidence that they would be attacked.

“We are also giving a three-day ultimatum to the southerners living in the northern part of Nigeria to move away.”

The killings came barely 24 hours after bombs went off in Maiduguri and Damaturu respectively. In Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, a father and son were killed by suspected Boko Haram members.

Attacks by Boko Haram have become increasingly frequent and are a major problem for security agencies.

On Christmas Day, at least five bombings were reported, including three at churches. The worst appeared to be at a packed Catholic church just outside the capital, Abuja, where at least 40 people were killed after the mass.

Boko Haram claimed responsibility for several of the bombings and was suspected in others. The same group carried out a series of Christmas Eve bombings in 2010.

The first explosion on Christmas Day struck St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Madalla, about 50 kilometres northwest of Abuja, which was filled for the Christmas service.

A second explosion struck near the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Church in Jos, North Central Nigeria. Gunmen later opened fire on police officers guarding the area, killing one officer. Two other bombs were found in a nearby building and disarmed.

Three other explosions were reported, two in the city of Damaturu and another at a church in Gadaka.

Three days before the Christmas Day bombings, Damaturu was the scene of heavy fighting between Boko Haram and Nigerian security forces. The army said it killed more than 50 members of the sect, and that three of its soldiers were also killed.

Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a 4 November attack on Damaturu that killed more than 100. The group also claimed to have carried out the suicide car bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Abuja in August, killing 24 people.

Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, a southern Christian who has dismissed the Islamist rebellion as “a temporary setback,” called the bombings “unfortunate” but said Boko Haram would not be around forever. “It will end one day,” Jonathan was reported to have said.

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19 Comments for “Boko Haram Kills 6 Deeper Life Worshippers As Ultimatum Expires”

  1. I thouth Allah is powerful to defend himself. I nw understand that it is his followers that defend him by firtin 4 hin. This shows dat Allah can not offer salvation 2 those dat dnt know him, he only take delight wen his ppld take life

    • Adeoloja

      @Gaius
      You are a foul, a big one at that, if you don’t understand Allah means God in English, Oluwa in Yoruba and Chineke in Igbo, Ubanjiji in Hausa.
      Christian Arab call their God Allah, your comment shows you’re not different from Boko-Haram (Senseless murderer).
      So many ignorants in Nigeria, Boko Haram are political thugs created by Hausa descent hiding under Islam to gain ground in their Northern region.
      Christians and Muslim lives together in Yoruba-land for so many years despite their differences they never result to killing. This tell you Boko-Haram are militant just like the Niger-delta that murdered so many innocent lives on Independent day.
      Seek knowledge before you comment! Fool!!!

      • Okwudili

        Adeloja you are completely wrong in equating boko haram to niger delta militant. The boko haram cause for killing mostly non muslims is quite different to the cause of the niger delta militant struggles. Boko haram supporters like you should be prosecuted. boko haram adeherents should be wiped away as soon as they are caught,because human lives mean nothing to them. Infact they are a disgrace to Islam.

        • ajia

          of course Adeoloja is not wrong, are we blind in this country? can’t we recognize the truth all in course of hatred xtians av on islam? Boko Haram is a political instrument who want to frustrate d jonathan govt nd d only way is to start disorder in d country. i no u will ask y killin xtians but it can come in any form. Lets join hands together and fight these evil people. We muslims are not terrorist, we are good nd loving people. Take Saudi Arabia (an islamic country) for instance, there are xtians in fact igbos living there in peace without d muslims terrorizing them. pls don,t lets loose focus, we have to stay together to fight them nd not be divided cause that is the aim of whoever started this.

  2. gabriel

    I did not understand u well Gaius do u mean dis ppls are firtin 4 GOD.GOD HAVE ON THIS SO CALL BOKO HARAM LET D SPIRITUAL EYE OF DIS PPLS BE OPEN THEY ARE BLIND ALREADY.

  3. Akinyelure Abimbola

    @Adeoloja if dis group is politically motivated why are they after the christains

    • Okechukwu

      @Akinyelure
      I agree with you, they have deviated from their original cause, from what they claim to be western education to attacking Christians and giving them ultimatum to leave the north. The more i hear of their attacks, especially on churches, the more annoying it becomes. Do they want to split Nigeria up like that of Sudan? This might eventually lead to a more religious issue if with the dimension this have all taken.

  4. Jikeson

    Dear, fellow Nigerians all these are the end of time signs that Jesus the Saviour spoke about in his goseple. Therefore i want to call on every body both muslim and so-called Christians to repent and give their life to this only Saviour of man

  5. YEM

    One major Problems in Nigeria is the failure to understan issues as they emanate, why dancing round the truths…lives of Christians are in Danger, pure Danger most especially in the North and the government is unable to protect them because the apparatus are weak and do not want to be seen as sectarian as those that should act are eating together on thesame table as friends and families in the name; Nigeria., fooling the innocents (we cannot divide, we love ourselves, we are one), yet by day dozens are murdered in cold blood.

    THOSE WHO HAVE EARS LET THEM HEAR

    Flee for your Lives

    Nigeria cannot protect Nigerians even in Nigeria.

    At the end of the day, you will discover that Famous and Powerful Nigerians are behind Boko Haram supporting them with cash and weaponry.

    A percentage of the Law enforcements agents that should protect Christians in the North will surprisingly be sympathetic with the Boko Haram and so you will not expect them to mount guards for you….you should know when to wait and when to run. Boko Haram is not against Jonathan and His family but CHRISTIANS and The Church because they are Uncivilised Muslims that Read in the Quaran that Non-Muslims deserve to be killed, and when you kill them Allah is happy and Muhammed will reward you

  6. Seun

    @Adeoloja ur abusive expressions shws that u hv a fundamental problem from the inside! I percieve u hv anger & rage as wkness, & also knw that if U had the chance to to see Gaius Takai, I wnt be suprise if U even beat him up!

    Let quote Jhn 16:2 Jesus said …” They will put you out of” the synagogues (churches); Yes, the time is coming that whosoever kills you will think that he offers God a Service” … To me this things are no surprise,The bible full of prophecies that is coming to pass day by day! pls get one!
    Well Adeoloja & any other person who care to listen! Jesus want to save U! He is the way the truth and the life!

  7. Coryer

    All christian, yoruba an igbo pls run 4 your life

  8. izuwa

    We prayed Psalm 7:9 yesterday and we believe the wickedness of the wicked shall soon come to an end.

  9. Boko Haram killings of Christians and Nigerians may become an eye opener to Nigerians faith groups. I am a Pastor for over 15 years now from my experience being in Christ Army Ministry I have a question for my fellow Christ Ministers: Is Christ powerless God who needs army or police to fight for him? How can the people in secular governments believed us for their protection if we cannot protect ourselves? It’s time for truth, It’s time prove Christ before Nigerians and the entire world.I know Islam are of Christ but their eyes were block to see him for them to be a test for Christ believers. I am ready to help my follow Christians to solved the problem of Boko Haram as Moses of the old solved it for Israelites with wisdom of God in the wilderness and Islam became the Defense for children of Israel that kept that kept 40 years in the wilderness without sickness. Although the Islam that saved them were not of men they were of th Mother and son. Call me I will answer. I died for yoursake to enjoy your oil boom today. I am not lying because the angels of truth that keeps the testimony of all the happenings in the world have my record. My power to arrest Boko Haram is the power of Christ Last Salvation and the foundation testimony of Islam made from the foundation of all creations. Islam was revealed to me in the year 2000 before Kaduna riot. On October 17, 2010 by 3 am in the morning the head of Late Sarduna of Sokoto appeared to me in life not in dream. I have the Last Salvation of Christ being the Most High God of the Livings and Dead. God of Abraham is God for the Livings only. Abraham were unable to save the suffering richman in hell as Nigeria is a suffering richman in hell today(Luke 16:19) The deads are fighting for their freedom from the hell. We The Christ Commanders are made to Change hell to become God’s Kingdom of peace and freed all angels in darkness.

  10. Folly

    Only God can save this nation

  11. Ola

    Dear Nigerian, we don’t need to abuse Almaighty Allah bcos u did nt believe in Him.

    Adeoloja never mind, i knw one wil surly be annoyd wit dat kind of comment bt let us excercise patience and pray only Almaighty Allah can solve the problem of Nigeria.

    One thing is very sure and certain that Almaighty Allah sees what going on and He is the only One that knws the perfect solution.

    Try and understand ISLAM IS RELIGION OF PEACES ND NOT PEACIES.

    Nobody can fight for Allah He is powerful enough to fight for Himself.

    BOKO HARAM ARE NOT FIGHTING FOR ALLAH’S CAUSE.

  12. Fatimah

    That is it, Adeoloja and Ola u’ve spoken well, 4 they use blasphemous words due to their hatred on ISLAM, and fail 2 b realistic on d issue at hand that these enemy of peace only hide & disguide themselves as muslims whereas they are thugs who doesn’t practice what ISLAM teaches. All we need to do is to pray with one voice 2 God (ALLAH) to intercede and give President GEJ wisdom to solve this issue, as HE has given Late Ya’radua d wisdom of amnesty 2 resolve d issue of Niger Delta crises. One thing is definately sure for me that ALLAH will surely expose whosoever it is behind d boko haram matter, while d enemies of Islam wil b brought to shame. Islam preaches goodness & peace and it is not a do or die religion, ALMIGHTY ALLAH is superiour enough to fight 4 Himself coz no1 can fight 4 Him. Guius or w@ do u cal urself, it’s better u repent now and ask 4 4givness because HE is MERCIFUL and THE FORGIVER.

  13. Abubakar

    Allah means in arabic Al-the…Lah -One, The One,Almighty
    It is a descriptive word.The Christians of Arabic descent describe God of Moses and Jesus as The One(Allah)
    You figure it out.Abuse your God because now you know its the same God Almighty

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