February 23rd, 2012
NewsRescue- In latest terror news out of Nigeria, on Thursday, the deadly radical sect, Boko Haram allegedly slit the neck of a 79 year old Christian lady, Mrs Shetu Haruna Malgwi and left a note written in red ink on her chest. The note, which was written in Arabic read: “We will get you soon”.
It is believed the note is intended for her son, a Pastor in a Church in Maiduguri, Borno state, where the slain lady sings in the choir, according to reports from AP. Mrs Shetu Haruna Malgwi had just returned from Kaduna state, where she went to have eye surgery.
In the last 12 months, Boko Haram, which means “Western civilization is sacrilege”, was responsible for over 500 deaths mostly in the Northern parts of Nigeria, many via explosives. Most recently, Christmas day bombings of Churches near the capital, Abuja, claimed over 40 lives, and a retaliatory-against government arrests of their members- burst of bombings in Kano last month, which targeted Government installations, claimed up to 200 lives, in its most deadly attack so far, this time mostly innocent Muslim lives. They also are remembered for the United Nations building suicide bombing on August 26 last year.
In recent Months, the Nigerian government has been making some headway in arresting prominent Boko members, including a certain Kabiru Sokoto, who once escaped arrest, and a supposed Boko spokesmen, who goes under the handle, Abu Qaqa.
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Local community efforts in ratting out Boko members is largely credited for the increased government efficiency in locating and capturing Boko Haram members. Dauda Danlami, who resides in Borno said, “everyone is fed up of these miscreants. Allah will humiliate them.”
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Earlier in the day, Nigeria’s Military Chief said Boko Haram had ties to Al Qaeda.
“We have been able to link the activities of the Boko Haram sect to the support and training the sect received from AQIM (Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb),” Nigeria’s Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin said.
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