In a single attack, Boko Haram abducts 17 girls, kills 'many Christians' and burns down a church

“More than two dozen homes have been burned down, and I have to say these attacks on our communities are spiraling out of control. We need your prayers for God's deliverance from these evil forces. »

The village of Pemi in the government of Chibok, Nigeria was targeted by Boko Haram militants on Thursday. According to a local chief whose remarks were echoed by Associated Press (AP), the extremists “fired sporadically after bypassing the community”.

This witness specifies that some “could not escape”, before adding, “so they kidnapped 17 girls”. Yana Galang, who specifies that a church was razed, explains that the kidnapped girls were for some between 10 and 12 years old.

“You know, since they are children, they just carried them and put them in the vehicle. »

Interviewed by AP, Onyema Nwachukwu, spokesman for the Nigerian army, deplored a "recruitment campaign" of child soldiers, but also the use of women "as sexual slaves".

according to Morning Star News, the burnt church is the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN). Local resident James Nkeki said a Christian's business was also set on fire. He calls for prayer.

“More than two dozen homes have been burned down, and I have to say these attacks on our communities are spiraling out of control. We need your prayers for God's deliverance from these evil forces. »

MC

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