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Nigeria: Pastor, 5 worshippers murdered Christmas eve  print

Published on December 25, 2012 by   ·   23 Comments

Pope Benedict XV1 wishes the savage attacks against Nigerian Christians and churches come to an end, but the savagery continues unabated.

The latest was the attack in a village near Potiskum, the capital of the North eastern state of Yobe and centre of Boko Haram deadly activism.

While Christians in an ECWA church in the village of Peri gathered to celebrate Christmas eve, gunmen descended on them, killing six people, including the pastor, and setting the building on fire, residents and police said Tuesday.

“A group of gunmen came into the village at midnight and went straight to the church… they opened fire on them, killing the pastor and five worshippers. They then set fire to the church,” said Usman Mansir, resident of the village.

The head of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Yobe, Idi Garba, said that many worshippers at ECWA “are still missing.”

“I have been informed that six bodies have been recovered,” Garba said, adding that some who lived near the church “fled their homes during the attack and it is assumed that they are still hiding in the bush.”

Residents reported that the gunmen also set fire to several of the homes surrounding the church.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Yobe, DSP. Adamu Salihu, on Tuesday confirmed the attack on Piri, also spelt Peri Village

The Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has often targeted churches in its bloody insurgency, as well as police and other symbols of the establishment in Nigeria. Violence linked to the insurgency is believed to have left some 3,000 people dead since 2009, including killings by the security forces.

.UPdated at 18.00GMT

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23 Comments for “Nigeria: Pastor, 5 worshippers murdered Christmas eve”

  1. Those are the true worshipers of Allah. They will have direct entry to aljanah full of heavy breasted virgins. But ‘He’ that sits in heaven laughs and will not be quiet for long

  2. Amaka ndubuisi

    Pls God saved dis nation nigeria, when would dis tins end, mr president do sometins abt dis becos is gting 2 much.

  3. Annoynimous

    muslim of blood. God punish the devil, and mohmed his first born.

  4. MALLAM SHEHU

    I GRINCH WITH DISGUSTS WHEN I READ STORIES LIKE THIS. I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT THERE IS STILL A CHURCH ANYWHERE IN THE NORTH THAT WILL PLAN TO WORSHIP WITHOUT ARMED GUARDS AT ALERT. WE DO CHRISTIANS CONTINUE TO MAKE THEMSELVES EASY PREY FOR THESE LUNATICS. FOR ALLAH SAKE, PICK UP YOUR OWN ARM AND GO TO WAR AGAINST THESE FOOLS. NIGERIA SECURITY AGENCIES CAN NOT PROTECT YOU, – THAT IS THE PLAIN TRUTH YOU ARE READING FROM A TRUE MUSLIM.

    • how many of your muslim leaders from your babaric northern nigeria has come out openly to condemn the attack on xtians or is it not the agenda of the coolective northern moslems to make the country ungovernable for an infidel like GEJ to rule, what was Atiku’s and Buhari’s statement when they lost the election.
      Every true moslem will kill a xtian so that they will have 7 virgins to screw in AL-JANAH of a hell fire.

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  5. Aisha

    What a set of deceived humans who have fallen for the tricks of the devil to lead them into eternal hell fire.Well, I do not blame them. They are only following in the footsteps of their so called prophet and his demon-god Allah who has been unleashed from the pit of hell to afflict mankind.It is unfortunate that many have been deceived by this false religion that leads directly to hell. My dear Boko haram members, as you read this, I want you to know that salvation is found only in Christ Jesus.The way you are following will only lead you to hell. Repent of your sins and receive the sinless Christ into your life that it may be well with your soul. A word is enough for the wise.

    • Jman

      You are so true with what you say. they must confess with thy mouth that Jesus is the Lord of Lords. He is at the right hand of God. Romans 10:9,10

  6. Onyinye

    Impeach this clueless president. Until this happens, its kill-fest as usual. You can’t blame the church for holding midnight service. It’s like telling people to stay indoors indefinitely because of Boko Haram. We have a government whose duty it is to provide security to the citizens.
    They have a legion of police and soldiers providing security to PDP money bags and left the masses to be slaughtered.

  7. Maria

    God bless those who are killed and persecuted in his hol name. Jesus said, they persecuted me, even unto death. They will do the same, to you who love me, and follow me. For a short time now, the prince of this world is unleashed to do evil. But, my brothers and sisters, we will dwell in heaven forever, where there is no more pain, no more tears. Continue to worship. Continue to pray. I am praying with you, and one day, we will rejoice forever. In love and peace, maria

  8. rapostolic

    Islam is not the enemy. The political colonists that fuel religious divisions to advance political agenda are the real enemy. My fellow Christians WAKE UP AND STUDY FROM THE HEART OF GOD AND STOP REPRODUCING THE WATERED DOWN CONVICTIONS OF YOUR SECTARIAN DENOMINATIONS. PLZ

  9. The previous comments only help to give further credence to the fact being told about those who claim to be the followers of Christ and the way they represent Christ on earth. Otherwise can a true Christian abuse the prophet of Islam and even abuse Allah himself. By doing so the whole equation has now changed and the way drums beats are now between Allah himself and the abusive follower of Christ, no true practicing Christian will be abusive at any point but an ardent judas and his admirer does. Pity. Sad. Disgusting.

    If such are the Christians, God save the congregation.

    • Prince T

      All we have seeing is a fight to secure peace for all nigerians. t. Islam is a true religion of peace. Those killed are infidels folowers of Jesus Christ the Son of the living God. and it is right of true muslims to make them worship allah or be killed. There will be no peace in nigeria until allah takes over the country. Thanks to those liberal muslims that are sponsoring all the efforts of the jihadists financially. Merry bloody christmas to the bold and righeous infidels

    • you blind moslem, why dont you go to europe and usa where they abuse your demonic and blood thirsty allah to kill them.

      where in the above news did anybody abuse your misguided mohamed of allah.
      how many of your muslim leaders from your babaric northern nigeria has come out openly to condemn the attack on xtians or is it not the agenda of the coolective northern moslems to make the country ungovernable for an infidel like GEJ to rule, what was Atiku’s and Buhari’s statement when they lost the election.
      Every true moslem will kill a xtian so that they will have 7 virgins to screw in AL-JANAH of a hell fire.

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  10. The likes of Aisha(I am sure not her real name) are those ignorant of Islam and its teaching. Worst of all they are totally ignorant about the ministry of Christ. Instead of displaying how to become salt of the earth and light of the world the named (Aisha) when on in a beastly man and pouring abuses on Allah and Muhammad thus making matters for herself particularly and for those sharing her brand of Christianity.It is elementary christianity that ” the father shall not bear the sin of the son neither shall the son bear the sin of the father”…………Alas, seeing they see not. Hearing they hear not. Neither do th understand

    It is elementary

    • Abdulai Sulaiman

      Dear Mohamed,
      Thanks for being there to prove that Allah (SWT) is a loving God….But this is not the right time to say (if such are the Christians, God save the congregation)

      No to avoid causing more harm….in the Holy Qur’an Allah (SWT) admonished Muslims not to even abuse idols before the worshipers so you don’t get same insults back to Him the Creator. What are our Muslim leaders saying? Imagine if Christian have been going to mosques to kill Muslims? Will you appreciate same response from a Christian during the grieving moments? lets Join hand and fight against terrorism…Islam is peace,is love.

      If this crazy animals feels like killing…let them start with their parent,their siblings,they have got an endless list of relative committing higher crime before men and God…let judgment start from their home.

  11. Ishaku

    God is able to work 4 himself,no human has d power in any way 2 assist and fight 4 him.

  12. Aisha

    My dear Mohammed,please dont be deceived. Allah is not God but one of the demons serving satan himself. I adjure you today,come to the true God through Jesus Christ and be saved from the consequence of your sins. You will never remain the same, I assure you. Former muslims who have accepted Christ are living proofs.Please dont be deceived.

  13. Trysage Idowu

    Peter drew out his sword and cut off the ear of one of those that came to arrest Jesus and would have prevailed but was stopped by Jesus for the scriptures to be fulfilled.
    If Peter a disciple of Jesus can do this, I wonder what level of christianity is being practised nowadays where christians give up themselves as prey to the devil and his fallen god allah.
    The laws of Moses says eye for eye, tooth for tooth. Christ did not come to condemn the law but to fulfill it. Christians should activate their units too, gather information and storm the hide out and houses of these Islamic fanatics. There political sponsors should also be investigated and cut off from the world of the living. Gather information on these bastards and share with the armed forces who must be Christians so that the boko-aram idiots can be exposed.

    • Prince T

      Idowu, why dont u start by killing the muslims yourself. Jesus stopped Peter and in other places told us not to revenge. If u want to join the blood suckers, u can by all means but dont use bible as a guide because u will be on your own without His backing

  14. So called Aisha, it is clear that you are a confused Christian who is so desperate to minister as Christ deed but not using the divine scripture but the ignorance in man. That is why you are able to blaspheme at every point of your comment. Incidentally the scripture have foreseen people like you when Mathew reported that” MANY WILL COME UNTO ON THAT DAY SAYING LORD LORD: DID WE NOT PROPHESIES IN THY OWN NAME , AND IN THY OWN NAME WE CAST OUT DEMONS, AND IN THY OWN NAME WE DO SO MANY MIGHTY GOOD WORKS…. AND CHRIST WILL SAY UNTO THEM: GO YE AWY, I DON’T EVEN KNOW YOU, YOU THAT GIVE TO INEQUITY”. Rather than abusing Allah and his prophet Muhammad, so called Aisha should reflect deeply on the above verse as see in what way her abusive language will earn her salvation on judgement day. After all if ultimately she is not salvaged then her earthly life would have been a wasted one. Pity!

    • For every single xtian killed 1,000 blind moslems like you will be converted to xtianity.

      how many of your muslim leaders from your babaric northern nigeria has come out openly to condemn the attack on xtians or is it not the agenda of the coolective northern moslems to make the country ungovernable for an infidel like GEJ to rule, what was Atiku’s and Buhari’s statement when they lost the election.
      Every true moslem will kill a xtian so that they will have 7 virgins to screw in AL-JANAH of a hell fire.

      Move from insults to results:make money from home at
      http://bit.ly/make-money-from-home-biz

      Abdulai Sulaiman
      December 25, 2012 – 9:30 pm
      Dear Mohamed,
      Thanks for being there to prove that Allah (SWT) is a loving God….But this is not the right time to say (if such are the Christians, God save the congregation)

      No to avoid causing more harm….in the Holy Qur’an Allah (SWT) admonished Muslims not to even abuse idols before the worshipers so you don’t get same insults back to Him the Creator. What are our Muslim leaders saying? Imagine if Christian have been going to mosques to kill Muslims? Will you appreciate same response from a Christian during the grieving moments? lets Join hand and fight against terrorism…Islam is peace,is love.

      If this crazy animals feels like killing…let them start with their parent,their siblings,they have got an endless list of relative committing higher crime before men and God…let judgment start from their home.

  15. Jeffman454ss

    I say to all that force a religious belief on another, in the end only the true God will be the judge. If you judge another you will be judged. You cannot call the non believers of Mahammod infedels. Do you really think that God wants them to be killed? God gave us free will to love Him and to come to Him. He has given us warning after warning to change our ways of living. Mahommad died and so did his 13 wives and he was never heard from again. Jesus is alive today and he lives in all who will let him in. Just confess with thy mouth that Jesus is the Lord of Lords and at the right hand of God and you too will be saved. Romans 10:9,10. Where I come from they dont chop your head off if you dont believe in Jesus. They just love you more and show the love our God.

  16. 10/10

    Nigerians doesn’t need to deceiving themself if this present government is capitalize on poverty error on the land and continue lied true talk it that jonathan lead administration are incapacitated and he no solution to both economy decline security problems …….nigerians need to go down on their knee and pray for God to appointing a God fearing charistmatic leaders not rulers.

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