Boko Haram reportedly kills pastor, 13 others

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The Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, has attacked Kwari, a town in Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State, Sahara Reporters is reporting.

Geidam is the council area of the immediate former Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali. It is located 177 kilometres away from Damaturu, the state capital, and is about 40 kilometres away from Nigeria/Niger Republic border.

SaharaReporters learnt that the gunmen during the attack killed the pastor of the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN), Luka Levong. Thirteen other villagers including the church treasurer, Maina Abdullahi were also killed by the terrorists, an eyewitness said.

It is reported that the gunmen burnt down the church, many houses and cars. The attack, which occurred around 1 am on Friday was not repelled, another resident told newsmen.


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