Sunday, April 6, 2014

Muslim Scourge In Nigeria Turns the Earth Red With the Blood of 47 Today

In two separate attacks today in Nigeria, Boko Haram and the Muslim Fulani herdsmen decimated human beings to the extent of ending the lives of 47.

Sunday, bloody Sunday.  If you have some time, go back and search all of the attacks over the past two years in Nigeria by the Muslims and notice just how many attacks occur on the Sabbath.  It's amazing.

The stories come from Times of India.

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Boko Haram attack kills 17 in Nigeria

KANO (Nigeria): Boko Haram militants attacked a village in restive northern Nigeria, killing 17 people and setting houses and cars alight, the local government said on Sunday.

Among the dead were Muslim worshippers shot as they prayed in the village mosque, said Abdullahi Bego, spokesman for the governor of the troubled state of Yobe.

"The gunmen are Boko Haram people, it was the same pattern of attacks they are known for," he told AFP.

"They also burnt several houses and many vehicles before fleeing," he said.

Yobe and neighbouring Borno states are in the grip of an almost five-year-old Boko Haram insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives.

The violent Islamist group, whose name means "Western education is sinful" in the Hausa language, has attacked isolated villages, schools and churches as well as military bases in a brutal campaign.

Confronted with the violent insurrection, Nigerian troops launched a major crackdown in May 2013 against Boko Haram, which wants to create a separate hardline Islamic state in northern Nigeria.

The conflict has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee in fear either to other Nigerian states or neighbouring countries.

Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 30 in Nigeria, police say

KANO (Nigeria): Gunmen believed to be Fulani herdsmen stormed a meeting in northern Nigeria's Zamfara state and killed 30 people, police said on Sunday.

"Thirty people were killed and several others injured," Zamfara state police spokesman Lawal Abdullahi told AFP.

"The incident happened in Galadima yesterday during a meeting of community leaders and representatives of vigilante groups" who were discussing ways to thwart armed robbers and cattle rustlers, he said.

He said security forces had deployed to the area. Survivors said more than 60 people might have died in the attack.

"We counted 61 bodies from the scene of the attack last night, while many people were wounded," a survivor who gave his name only as Babaginda from neighbouring Kaduna state told AFP.

He said he was lucky to escape with his life and implored the security forces to stem incessant attacks by Fulani rustlers on villages in the area.

The conflict between Fulani herdsmen and local farmers over land rights, particularly in central Nigeria, has persisted for more than a decade despite a series of peace efforts across several states.

Last month, some 100 people were killed in Kaduna state when assailants armed with guns and machetes attacked local farming villages.

Fulani leaders have for years complained about the loss of grazing land crucial to their livelihood, and resentment between the herdsmen and their agrarian neighbours has risen over the past decade.

Under Nigerian law, indigenous people have enhanced rights in their home areas, including preferential access to public education and jobs.

The Fulani claim they have been systematically disenfranchised. The disputes vary from state to state and often have a religious element, especially in areas where farmers are predominantly Christian.

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