09/18/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Ten people were killed on Tuesday September 15 at around 7:30 pm. According to the Daily Trust newpaper in Nigeria, most of those killed were drivers who had parked their cars along the road due to nighttime movement restrictions. These restrictions are supposed to make it so that COVID 19 does not spread, but also to help stop the movement and attacks of terrorists. For those stuck outside of cities however, it becomes extremely dangerous, as they cannot find a place to shelter.
It is believed that Boko Haram conducted these killings. During the attack, it is also believed that the terror group abducted many other people. One source told the newspaper that “Boko Haram came to Wassaram at about 19:30pm on Tuesday. We had just finished the night (Muslim) prayer. They were about 30 in number and came in three special utility vehicles. They met some people as they entered the village. They told residents to move away from the place as some people were coming to attack them. So, people started running and unknown to them the men in the three vehicles were Boko Haram. They started firing at them. They killed 10 persons, several others were critically injured.”
This is not the first time that curfews and travel restrictions have made it easier for attackers to kill people in Nigeria. Throughout this pandemic, Fulani militants have been able to attack and raid majority Christian villages in Southern Kaduna, killing many people. Despite this the Nigerian government continues to use these curfews as a way to try and protect their citizens and end violence. They complete ineptitude has led to having one of the worst governments for rule of law. Please pray for the safety of all Nigerians from violent groups like Boko Haram.
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