Survivor Of Yobe Christmas Massacre: It Was Boko Haram That Attacked Us

By SaharaReporters, New York

 

A survivor of Christmas day church attack on the Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) Church, Giri, Yobe State who is presently receiving medical attention has exclusively told SaharaReporters during a phone interview that it was Boko Haram sect members that attacked their church in the early hours of Christmas day, killing the pastor and other five worshippers and also set the church ablaze along with some houses.

The survivor who spoke through an interpreter said, “We had gathered in our church in the night praying and doing our night service. In the early hours we just heard sporadic shooting inside the church. We were confused and had nowhere to go. They surrounded the church building, so if you were coming out of the church they would shoot you, and some of us just escaped by a miracle but with gun wounds.

“They were shouting Allahuakubar and some were speaking in Arabic and Hausa saying that they must kill all of us and set an example. That since we cannot stop, they will also not stop attacking and killing us. We hide in the bush while those they trapped were crying in pain. It is what I will never forget in my life. They were many in numbers, other villagers who were in their homes heard gun shots and also fled. I came only on Monday evening from Gombe where I am based and presently under my relations care here in Potiskum.”

He added that the sect members carried out the attacks without any resistance and left before men of Joint Task Force (JTF) arrived the village, saying, “By then they had finished perpetrating their killings and burning our church and other houses.” 

The spokesperson of the JTF in Yobe State Lt. Eli Lazarus, on Tuesday, said that they have arrested one of the suspected killers, who he said attacked the village while fleeing Potiskum because of stiff operations of the JTF. He did not explain if the suspected individual confessed of being part of the Boko Haram sect.

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IAM TIRED OF HEARING THIS KILLINGS

OTILE I AGREE WITH YOU THAT THIS COUNTRY NEED TO SPLIT INTO SIX ZONES IMMEDIATELY .THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN MAKE PROGRESS WITH THESE IMBECILES CALLING THEMSELVES BOKO NONESENCE . HOW CAN ANY RIGHT THINKING HUMANBEING TALK ABOUT BOKO BEING HARAM AND FOOL ARE FOLLOWING THEM BECAUSE OF GRAINS OF DAWA AND SHIKAFA THAT THEY WILL GET AFTER BEIN TURNED TO SLAVESDOING RANKADEDE. UP AND DOWN .GEJ SHOULD WAKE UP AND DO THIS NATION A BIG FAVOUR BY DISOLVING THE NATIONALASSEMBLY AND CALLFOR SOVEREIGN NATIONAL COMFRENCE .SORRY SIR THIS NONESENCE COUNTRY IS A FAILED STATE DISOLVE IT SIR YOU MET A BIG MESS ON GROUND THAT OUR GRATE OBJ TRIED TO SALVAGE BUT THOSE WICKED NORTHERN MONSTERS OF IBB ,BUHARI ,CIROMA SANUSI ,GAMBO AND A HOST OF OTHERS FEEL THEY MUST DESTROY THE COUNTRY . THEY HAHE FINISHED THE NORTH THEY WANT TO BURN THE SOUTH WITH EVERY DAY FIRE DESTROYING ANY BEAUTIFUL PLACE .

@'THE TRUE BOKOHARAM' BY TUNJI B

"-NORTHERN CHRISTIANS--WE KNOW YOUR HATRED FOR THE HAUSA-FULANI BUT OPEN YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN!". This 'advise' means that we should play the dhimmi to be used and dumped as your people always do. The Northern Christians fought for the interest of the north only to be treated as second class citizens. Till date in some sharia states with significant Christian population, it is difficult for a Christian to gain public sector employment or contract. He is politically and economically disenfranchised. They have to seek employment at the federal level. That is why the rate of unemployment is very high among the Christians in those states. On the other hand, the muslim is accorded every conceivable privilege. His employment in the state is guaranteed and if there is a Christian ahead of him, the muslim is given accelerated promotion to overtake and boss the Christian. Soon after he is transferred to the federal service on a higher grade. The northern Christian does not want ur sympathy.

the True BokoHaram

Its clear from arrests made so far, the igbos are majorly behind the so-called bokoharam attacks! I'm not denying the fact that there was no BH insurgency but that has quietened since. The Igbos and Calabars have been behind the current spate of bombings in retaliation for their civil-war deaths . They claim the Northern christians were used by the Hausa Fulanis to decimate their population during the civil war,so they are cashing in on the BH situation to perpetrate this pogrom! Immediately they will come online and start running their mouths.Anyone can kill and shout Allahu Akubar . God is Watching. His Wrath is nigh! Northern Christians open your eyes, we know your hatred for the HausaFulanis but I'm appealing to you to keep your eyes wide open!

JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD. BLVE

JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD. BLVE IT OR NOT,DATS WAT HE IS. HALLALLUYA!

MOVEMENT FOR THE LIBERATION OF CHRIATAINS (MLC)

A new movement has been born. And we are recriuting big time, we are gathering our army, weapons, bombs and finance.... WATCH OUT AS we begin to root all fulanis and hausa's from the middle belt, to the south east, to the south south and south west...an eye for an eye .......your brothers are not safe, wives and children......all shit BH must be rooted

No to terrorism

Np Christian worth that name will stay away from church just because a coward stupid and ignorant fanatic has been brainwashed to kill Christians. No never, the idiots are merely making saints of those they murder!
What better way to die than in the service of the living God? For die we must one day!

ISLAMIC MUSLIMS QUITE DISCOMBOBULATED

Make no mistake majority of the Hausa Muslims educated or illiterate are religious bigots. Please if Your Allah and his prophet are that powerful or supernatural they should fight their own battles by themselves. A god who you have to fight his or her battles for him is not worth serving at all but should be trampled upon. Peace is not in mere words but in actions if Islam is a religion of peace then it means either the followers are not peace loving or the religion itself if quite thirsty for human blood. Actions speaks louder than words. Think on these thoughts of mine and re-evaluate what you stand for.

What a lie

Muslim have rule Spain for 800yrs,they have rule India for 1000yrs,Egypt for over 1000yrs and Islam come to West Africa for more than 1000yrs. After the partition of India them Muslims got 1/4 while Hindus got 3/4 of the land,today you can find more than 10million Coptic Christians in Egypt. Which Muslim army enter Nigeria? which Muslim army conquer the east cost of Africa? which Muslim army conquer Mozambique? If Muslims had use sword to convert people to Islam there wouldn't have being any Muslim left in Egypt,North Central Nigeria. Indeed North Eastern part of Nigeria. don't spread lies,you are programmed.

stupidity of religious leader

BH is known to be caused but the pastors has paid the price but the other members are to be charged to international criminal court. For homicide . Is dat not stupidity for someone to do cross over night in a place like yobe .

Where is Jonathan Please?

So, Jonathan is now incapacitated to act right? He has used up all his public statements and there is nothing to say anymore. Police statement ''We are on top of the situation'' is now out-dated. Nigerians, una don see our country? Wahala dey ooo!!!

LOL

Why don't you idiots go make arrests instead of playing online nigerian WARRIORS...LOL.

Seek help.

MR GUMI WHAT NEXT??

We will continue to see these types of killings as long as we have religious bigots like Gumi in the North. I have no doubt in my mind this is the handiwork of the satanic Boko haram. The North or the muslims in the North, to be exact, can't profess to want one Nigeria in one hand while the elements in their mist are busy killing christians in the other hand. You can't eat your cake and still have it. We must come to a period of honest reflection to see if the project call Nigeria is worth saving as one entity. For me personally I wish Nigeria never had oil because I truly believe this is the only thing that is keeping us together. The North do not want a one Nigeria but can't leave because of the fear of unknown without the oil insurance. The South/South can't wait to leave because they see gold in oil. In the meantime the carnages continues.

self defence

Make no mistake about this, the killing will continue until Christians begin to provide security in their churches or stand to be exterminated in Nigeria. This is how they took Egypt, Libya, and many other countries in east Africa from Christianity. Self defense is allowed in every law

Terrorist Boko Haram

make no mistake, the burning of churches and killing of innocent people are the evil act of Boko Haram, i have no doubt in my mind that their activities can only be stopped if we collaborate with foreign security operatives, no doubt our security agencies are trying, but more need to be done to curb the activities of the terror and coward group.

I commiserate with the families of the dead and pray God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.

Fasua, What is your point?

Fasua,

What is your point? Are you trying to defend Islamic Boko Haram? Who else do you think is doing all the bank robbery, beheading, church bombing and mass killings? Did these things happen before Buhari lost big to Jonathan?

Concerning the billions of dollars you mentioned, whose money are you talking about? It this not money from the SE and SS? What does the North contribute to the Nigerian economy? Don't tell me about the fabled ground nut pyramids. A dune of groundnut pile in Sakwoto or Gombe could not at any time sell more than 10 pounds, which is petty cash. So let no dishonest Northerner tell me that they built oil factories or universities with proceeds from groundnuts. By the way why can't the horde of Islamic militants go back to land and grow groundnuts again? At least they will be doing something productive. Beheading and burning churches do not contribute anything useful to mankind.

EVERYTHING BOKO HARAM

During Abacha's time, any assassination was done by NADECO. During Obasanjo/Yaradua regimes any killing, kidnapping or bank robbery were done by MEND. If I did not witness a kidnapping incident, I wouldn't have been convinced that govt has a lot of explanations to make considering the professionalism, sophistry and bravery even the confidence of those kidnappers during and after the incident. Now everything is BOKO HARAM. Fellow Nigerians, we have a set of 419, hardened criminals and killers who can apply any method to amass wealth. Have we paused at the unaudited billions of dollars being spent on AMNESTY and security votes for Northern states.All the ND militant leaders and Northern politicians are now billionaires with private jets.Boko Haram indeed.

What is BH identity?

Just because the attackers shouted Allaying Akbar automatically they are BH? Is that the identity of BH. It is well known that northern Christians use the word Allah to call God. They use Islamic phrases even their churches to preach. Could it be Oritsejiofor's Christian terrorists that attacked their own kind as part of the agenda to sustain religious disharmony in the north ahead of 2015? Azazi was the chief architect and God has solved his side of the problem. Long live Arewa

Hmmmm, it shocken but if u av

Hmmmm, it shocken but if u av MAHARAJ JI you wil overcome them.....
because MAHARAJ JI is the seen and unseen, He has the power to sap u from any particular place

They should wait for Allah's wrath

They(BH) shouldnt have being calling Allah's name as Allah didnt instruct them to kill innocent people, therefore they should take note that they are going to the same place as the victims and they will explain to their creator why they killed.

I am tired of hearing that

I am tired of hearing that Danislami Ndume contacted the Islamic cult Boko Haram 173 times without anybody doing something about it. It seems the more he contacts them the more they behead people, rob banks and attack churches. Nigeria needs to split, so that we would not give a damn how they cannibalize their fellow tribesmen. Shege banza.

If D South West wants boko haram via Buhari so be it 4 tinubu

Who else could have attacked them than Buharis gangsters in BH, whom OBJ refused to silence for reasons best known to him in 2003.9jas will never vote for Buhari in 2015. If some agents of Lucifer think we are a bunch of He goats, with no brains let us wait until 2015. To queue and vote for Buhari whose fulani tribes-men have killed more than 30,000 9jas from all walks of life since the inception of these politically motivated religious crisis in d fulani North. Arabs are the most unthinking set of humans. They can be deceived very easily and sent on errands to kill in the name of Allah. Go to Syria, Libya and Egypt. Kill with no human feelings in them. D History of Buhari, right from the period he sacked Shagari because of the corrupt allegation which he claimed late Fela leveled against him is filled with blood. Buhari fabricated lies against Fela and sent him to jail. But allowed his Fulani brother alhaji alhaji to go free!

COCCIN church again. Let me

COCCIN church again. Let me refresh our memories by asking these questions.

1) Wasn't it the same COCCIN church where nine church members were arrested with a huge bomb attempting to blow up their own church in Bauchi? Where did this investigation stop for goodness sake?

2) Again,wasn't it the same COCCIN church attacked by two bombers in Jos, in which one of the bombers died in the blast and the other arrested and killed by the church members who later identified him as also their church member?

The current attack may be related to those incidences. And anybody can shout 'Allahuakubar'. May Allah reveal and punish the doers whether Muslims or Christians.

Similar u did to us

U did it first to muslim in zangon kataf and jos where killd muslim in mosque now u r paying the price. The price for soul is that of soul. Ur master (america) is there in afghanistan for ten years bt taliban resist and stil alive. D u think u can finish wit us??? Let understnd each and live peacefully

U can neva stop d gospel of Jesus

D gospel of Jesus Christ is wot no man can eva stop.So stop deceiving urself,d more u kill christians,d more u set ablaze d gospel of Jesus.Persecution meks believers stronger.Jesus is Lord,repent now!

So Horrible

It is better that they stay at home and do worship. For this insecurity is getting out of hand.