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ICC Note:

Boko Haram, a radical Islamic insurgency, has taken over several towns in Nigeria’s Borno and Adamawa States, declaring them part of the Islamic caliphate August 24. In a recent email from the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, Borno State’s capital city, Rev. Fr. Gideon Obasogie wrote that Christians trapped in Boko Haram’s caliphate have been beheaded, raped, and enslaved for their Christian faith.

08/29/2014 Nigeria (Inquisitr) – Boko Haram has targeted Christians in areas the group controls in Nigeria, reportedly beheading all Christian men and forcing the widows into sexual slavery.

The terrorist group, which has been responsible for a series of attacks in Nigeria, has taken over an area in the northeast state of Borno and declared it as an Islamic Caliphate.

News of the group’s slaughter of Christian men came out through the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, which told journalists of the genocide in an email:

“Christians in the town are really in a terribly situation; a moment of great persecution. Christian men are caught and beheaded; the women are forced to become Muslims and are taken as wives to the terrorists. The houses of Christians that have fled are now occupied by the insurgents. 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.”

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