Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – A girl thought to be as young as seven-years-old on Sunday killed herself and five others in a suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria as President Goodluck Jonathan conceded his government had underrated the capacity of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. (Read More)
Another young girl this time as young as 7 years old. Our hearts go out to the family of this child and the families of the victims. It’s becoming common place for this demoniacal band to use children. As we reported in the past, Boko Haram will kill men, and kidnap the wives and children. Indoctrinating these precious children with a satanic ideology that teaches them to kill. Or worse, they take an innocent child and strap a bomb to them and set them off in the market place. In addition to the five that were killed, 19 were injured.
“Potiskum is the largest city in Yobe state with booming business in the area. It has one of the largest Cattle markets in Africa and the largest in West Africa. Most of the cattle are transported to other parts of the country” It’s seen it’s share of sorrow and attacks from Boko Haram.
- On 3 November 2014, at least 30 people were killed as the result of a suicide bombing at a Shia Muslim religious procession at Faydia Islamic school.
- On 10 November 2014, over 40 students were killed by a suicide bomber during a student assembly at the Government Science Secondary School.”
- On 11 January 2015, four people were killed and over 40 were injured at Kasuwar Jagwal GSM market after an attack by two female suicide bombers, one of whom appeared to be about 15 years old.
- A car bombing on the same day killed 2 and wounded 1 at the Divisional Police Station
Boko Haram has launched a fierce attack on Maiduguri recently and as we reported cut all roads off but one. It has put the approx. 200,000 Christians there on edge and in danger of attack.
Goodluck Jonathon said today that his government underestimated the threat of Boko Haram. Cameroon, Chad and Niger have sent their militaries to Nigeria to combat Boko Haram. France is visiting Nigeria and urging Nigeria to commit to fully combating the savage group. “It is necessary that there be full commitment from Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram,” he told reporters during a press conference in Niger’s capital, Niamey. France is offering intelligence sharing and other assistance to the 3 armies.
The presidential election is still 4 weeks away, and what was said a month ago to be a neck and neck race is turning it seems for Buhari, an ex-military dictator.
It seems as if the media is uplifting him. As we have said before he has a very checkered past. He led Nigeria after a coup, until he himself was ousted. According to a report from NBC Human-rights groups have accused Buhari’s regime of crushing political dissent and installing harsh military values into civilian life.”A lot of journalists and civil society campaigners were arrested and thrown in jail without a trial,” Nigerian author and historian Max Siollun told NBC News. “This was either because they were critical of the government of accused of fomenting dissent among opposition groups.” (More)
He has promised to crush Boko Haram, something that until now has not been done. Millions are throwing their vote to him because of this promise. Nigerians are weary, the slaughter and sorrow they have seen is immeasurable and would break a seasoned war veteran. They have endured so much suffering. Christians especially. Two Million are displaced and hundreds of thousands have been killed.
- Pray for Nigeria, pray for the election to be peaceful.
- Pray for knowledge wisdom and guidance to the people as they elect their leader.
- Pray for protection and for God to intervene.
- Pray for Comfort for the suffering.
- Pray for all the children held captive by Boko Haram to be released
- Pray for the widows and their children
- Pray for the Clergy there for strength and courage in their ministry to the suffering
By C. Refsland, VOP Advocate/News Analyst
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