BREAKING: Boko Haram Insurgents Kill Prominent Pastor, 5 Others

BREAKING: Boko Haram Insurgents Kill Prominent Pastor, 5 Others

  • Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Kwari, a town in Geidam local government area of Yobe state
  • During the attack, the gunmen murdered the pastor of the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN), Luka Levong
  • gathered that the terrorists killed some other people and burnt down a church, many houses and vehicles journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9-year-experience covering insurgency issues

Geidam, Yobe state - Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have killed Pastor Luka Levong of the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN) in Kwari, Geidam local government area (LGA) of Yobe state.

The attack, the first major assault that Boko Haram has waged in Yobe in 2024, also killed five others.

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Yobe state has experienced a series of brutal attacks that have resulted in the devastating death of many people. Photo credit: Patrick Meinhardt
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Boko Haram unleashes terror on Yobe community

Geidam is located 177 kilometers away from Damaturu, the state capital, and is about 40 kilometres away from the Nigeria-Niger Republic border.

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Some residents, who evacuated the corpses to the Specialist Hospital Geidam, told Channels Television that the attackers invaded the community around 2:00am on Friday, January 5, and shot the pastor and his church treasurer Maina Abdullahi.

According to them, the other victims were also killed in their separate houses one after the other before the arrival of the security men, while many houses including one church and vehicles were also set ablaze.

Both the military and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) are yet to comment on the incident and efforts to speak with them have been unsuccessful.

Boko Haram launched its insurgency in 2009, with aid agencies reporting that more than two million people have been displaced in the conflict.

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The militant group has also extended its reach into neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon, with government forces failing to defeat the group.

Boko Haram means "Western education is forbidden", and it has repeatedly targeted secular schools as part of its attempts to establish its version of Islamic rule in the region.

The group gained notoriety internationally when it kidnapped more than 200 school girls from the north-eastern town of Chibok in Borno state in 2014.

Court sentences Boko Haram financiers to prison

Earlier, reported that a federal high court sitting in Dawaki, Abuja, convicted and sentenced four Boko Haram financiers.

Justice Binta Nyako and Justice Emeka Nwite sentenced the insurgents - Modu Aisami, Zana Zarama, Umar Mohammed and Bunu Kame to prison - after they pleaded guilty to charges.

Zulum raises alarm over Boko Haram's threat also reported that Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, decried the rise in the attacks by Boko Haram.

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The governor affirmed that the Boko Haram insurgency is threatening to consume the nation if the humanitarian crisis in the northeast is not contained.

Army thwarts Boko Haram's planned attack

Meanwhile, joint troops of the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Services (DSS) have successfully averted an imminent attack on Kano by insurgents.

In a dawn raid operation carried out on the terrorists' hideout, troops of the 3 Brigade Nigerian Army, in close cooperation with the Department of State Services (DSS), conducted a raid operation in Gezawa LGA of Kano state.


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