ICC Note: Boko Haram attacked two Christian villages in Nigeria on Monday, killing 29 people, mostly Christians. The attacks on Dille and other surrounding villages, where many Christians reside, was the fourth in the area since February of this year. Since 2009, Boko Haram has murdered countless Christians in West Africa. Earlier this year, the extremist Muslim terror organization pledged its allegiance to ISIS and seeks to create an Islamic State in West Africa.
By Michael Olugbode and Senator Iroegbu
7/29/15, Maiduguri and Abuja, Nigeria (This Day) – A member of the House of Representatives, representing Hawul and Askira-Uba Federal Constituency of Borno State, Hon. Jubrin Satumari, yesterday confirmed an attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Dille and surrounding villages in Askira-Uba Local Government Area on Monday where 29 persons were killed.
Satumari, who spoke to journalists in Maiduguri, said: “It was really a sad day for me to learn that there were renewed attacks in my constituency, some parts of Borno State and the North-east in general by the barbaric acts of the insurgents. “People are being killed in cold blood, churches, mosques, shops and residential houses were destroyed; it is very unfortunate. I pray to God to grant eternal rest to the souls of those killed by insurgents and quick recovery for the injured ones.”