Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.) condemns the latest terrorist attacks by the global terrorist organization Boko Haram, which has killed a reported 200 people in northeastern Nigeria state of Borno. This has included terrorist attacks on several Islamic mosques in the Kukawa town with 97 men, women, and children killed, as well as another 48 killed in two towns near the town of Monguno. AFP also reported terrorist attacks killing 50 in the village of Mussa, with the Boko Haram shooting villagers and burning their homes.
The recent attacks on mosques took place during the Islamic holiday of Ramadan, while people were praying. One news source stated “a witness called Kolo said they killed men and young boys in the mosques and then proceeded to burn the corpses they had killed. They then indiscriminately attacked women and children who were at home.”
World Bulletin reported that the Boko Haram terrorist attacks on mosques during Ramadan “occurred around sunset time as Muslims offered the Maghrib prayer just shortly after opening the day’s Ramadan fast Wednesday night. Abba Kyari, one of the hundreds of locals who fled to Maiduguri, capital city of Borno state, said that the attack took place when Muslims were praying.
‘Very few of us got away with slight injuries as we made away. But we cannot account for our family members now. The mosques are littered with corpses and our houses have been burnt,’ Kyari, who spoke in the local Hausa, said.”
AFP reported that Boko Haram terrorists were “gunning down worshippers at evening Ramadan prayers, shooting women in their homes, and dragging men from their beds in the dead of night.” AFP also reported that a young “female suicide bomber also killed 12 worshippers when she blew herself up in a mosque in Borno.”
The Boko Haram organization has also pledged its allegiance to the ISIS terrorist organization. The global terrorist organization Boko Haram is led by Abubakar Shekau, who was reportedly killed in the past, but apparently the military forces killed a double of him.
The latest attacks in Borno are also the area where Boko Haram kidnapped 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in April 2014. As previously reported by R.E.A.L., the terrorist group has a pattern of kidnapping women as slaves, raped, or killed, including selling such women as slave “brides” to terrorists for $10 per human being.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) also released a report in April 2015 detailing patterns of widespread atrocities by Boko Haram global terrorists in northeast Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. The UN reported on “gruesome scenes of mass graves and further evident signs of slaughter by Boko Haram,” as well as Boko Haram murders of women “their so-called ‘wives’ – in fact women and girls held in slavery.”
The UN report also stated that “Support was also needed to address the plight of 1.5 million internally displaced persons and 650,000 refugees. The international community should be concerned about the networks that Boko Haram had created with other international armed groups, such as with Al-Shabab and the Islamic State.”
Additional new reports to BBC from escaped Boko Haram captives have stated that some of the kidnapped girls have been brainwashed to perform fighting, beatings, and killings for the global terrorist group, including flogging young girls unable to recite the Qur’an. Miriam,” a former captive of a Boko Haram, also stated that some of the girls were forced to kill Christian men.
R.E.A.L. has previously reported on other terrorist attacks by Boko Haram in that area.
In January 2015, we reported that 135,000 have fled Nigeria due to terrorist attacks, with 10,000 killed in the past year.
In November 2014, we reported that an estimated 2,500 Christians had been killed with 100,000 Catholics displaced and over 50 churches destroyed.
In October 2014, we reported on 185 Christian churches which had been burned and destroyed after attacks by Boko Haram in Borno and Adamawa states.
In May 2014, we reported that 50 churches and 500 Christians were killed by the Boko Haram group.
Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.) supports the universal human rights of all people around the world, and we defy and oppose the efforts by terrorists and tyrants to seek to refuse such human rights, human dignity, as well as their violent efforts to rape, murder, destroy, and enslave. We call upon the Nigerian government to step up efforts to protect Nigerian people from such Boko Haram terrorism, and we call for the all of the world and governments to condemn the terrorist acts of Boko Haram.