Following Boko Haram’s declaration of GWOZA town in Borno as an Islamic Caliphate – the dreaed extremists have reportedly began beheading every Christian man they sight in the area – while their wives are being forced into Islam and given out in marriage to the sect members.
The Director, Social Communications of the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, made the shocking revelation via a statement released on Thursday to Journalists in Maiduguri. According to the statement.
As it is well known, the catholic diocese of Maiduguri covers the whole of Yobe, Borno and Adamawa States, the three states under strict emergency rule.
Apart from the churches within Maiduguri that have great share of such attacks by the terrorists group, all the churches on the major road linking maiduguri and Adamawa state have been shut down due to activities of the insurgents.” The statement reads.
“Lately, precisely on Friday, Augustn 22, 2014, the dreaded group had moved steadily and yet more boldly into Gwoza which is in Borno state and the neighboring Madagali LGA in Adamawa State, declaring a caliphate.
“The assisting Priest of St. Denis Madagali, Fr. Aiden Ibrahim fled the Parish with some of his parishioners to the mountains, upon hearing serious fire battle from the terrorists.
“It is quite clear that terrorism has no friend, but it is abundantly clear that the Christians are worst hit. It might surprise you to know that no one knows the state of affairs in this terrorist zone.
“Reports reaching the Director Social Communications, Rev. Fr. Gideon Obasogie in Maiduguri has it that the Whole town and the Parish rectory have been occupied by the terrorists, so many structures and items have been vandalized.
“Dozens have been killed and a lot of church structures have been burnt down. Christians in the town are really in a terrible situation; a moment of great persecution.
“Christian men were caught and beheaded, the women were forced to become Muslims and were taken as wives to the terrorists.
“The houses of Christians that have fled are now occupied by the Haramists .
“Their cars are used by the terrorists. Some Boko Haram sympathizers around the town showed the terrorists Christian homes, and Christians hiding were also identified and killed.
“Strict Sharia Law has been promulgated, as observed by a woman who luckily escaped from the dead zone.
“The situation as it is now has really and truly gone out of control. People are finding it really hard, citizens are being killed in their numbers.