Moments after Christmas, terrorist group Boko Haram has perpetrated a series of terrorist attacks in Maiduguri, the capital of the Borno State in northern Nigeria, and the town of Madagali in the African nation's Adamawa State.
According to Bishop of Maiduguri, Oliver Dashe Doeme, said, “A substantial number of people were killed, but we do not yet know the exact number,” reported Fides.
Bishop Doeme was referring to the Dec. 27 attacks in which terrorists of Boko Haram arrived in different areas of Maiduguri, introducing themselves in some homes and killing the inhabitants, while in other areas they sent women and girls to blow themselves up among the people. They also attacked a mosque.
Agency sources report that the dead, in the course of several simultaneous attacks which took place between both towns was at least 80.
“Even a member of the local Islamic community was killed in his home,” reflected Bishop Doeme, who underscored, “Boko Haram is a sect that do not make a big distinction between Muslims and non-Muslims.”
While majority of the population wants to live in peace, the bishop pointed out, “Boko Haram,” he stressed, “kills whoever does not adhere to its ideology that in particular prohibits 'Western' education.”
“Muslims who do not support their ideology become enemies of Boko Haram,” he said.
Bishop Doeme concluded, noting that, “Boko Haram now is part of the worldwide phenomenon of international terrorism, as evidenced by the simultaneous attacks perpetrated here in Maiduguri that seem to trace some modes of terrorist attacks in Paris or elsewhere in the world.”