As the government of President Goodluck Jonathan works on a controversial amnesty for the Boko Haram Islamic sect, gunmen believed to be its members continued their merciless mayhem on Monday evening, shooting to death four church leaders, mostly of Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) in Gwoza village in Borno state.
Gwoza is the same village where Boko Haram militants recently sacked a police station and killed several policemen.
The four men were murdered while resting near the church premises. Their attackers simply rode in on motorbikes and gunned them down.
A church source gave the names of those killed as Iliya Tada, Ayuba Yusuf, Idris Dogo. A fourth victim was a member of Ekliziyar Yan’uwa a Nigeriya (EYN -“Church of Brethern”).
Reverend Haskanda Jesu told SaharaReporters that the victims were buried today, amid rumours that the gunmen have regrouped in a nearby village in preparation for another attack.
He said the police in the area have limited capability to prevent attacks, and are also fearful of Boko Haram.