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Nigeria: Suspected Members of Boko Haram Kill Evangelist

  • Religion Today
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2012 Aug 09
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Gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamist group Boko Haram killed an evangelist at his residence in the Mafoni ward of the city of Maiduguri at 6:30 p.m. Monday night, International Christian Concern reports. Ali Samari, 57, who was with the Good News Church Maiduguri, had received a warning earlier this year from men suspected to be members of Boko Haram, ordering him to leave the area. Though Samari discussed the threat with a few close friends, he dismissed it, saying: "It is the Almighty God that protects. I leave everything in the hands of God." Borno State police received reports of the killing Tuesday morning, confirming the incident. "It is a place where some members of the Boko Haram sect use as a hideout and from where they launch attacks on other parts of Maiduguri metropolis," said police public relations officer Gideon Jibrin.