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ICC Note:  Over the weekend, Boko Haram murdered family members of a famous survivor of one of their past attacks. Habila Adamu’s sister and her two children were killed in a suicide bombing in the Potiskum, Nigeria attack where five Christians died.  The pastor of the church and a church leader were also killed in the blast.  Adamu is well known for being shot in the face and left for dead at the hands of Boko Haram after refusing to renounce his faith in 2012.   In late 2013, he testified to the US Congress about Boko Haram, and helped influence policy-makers to designate them as a terrorist organization. 

By Illia Djadi

7/7/15, Nigeria (World Watch Monitor) – The sister of a man whose miraculous survival from a shot in the head by Boko Haram took him to testify to the US Congress, has been killed with two of her children.

Tabita Adamu, 44, her 18-year-old daughter, Haske, and 11-year-old son, Nuhu died in the July 5 bomb blast during church services in north-east Nigeria, together with their pastor, an elder and the bomber.

Tabita’s brother Habila has become quite well-known after he travelled abroad telling how he‘d been ‘left for dead’ in 2012.

The 5 July attack took place between 9 and 10 a.m. as worshippers gathered inside the City of David Parish Of Redeemed Christian Church Of God, in Potiskum, in the state of Yobe – one of three states most affected by the 6-year militant Islamist insurgency Boko Haram.


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