Suspected Boko Haram Kill Pastor, 5 Others in Yobe

Suspected Boko Haram Kill Pastor, 5 Others in Yobe

  • A tragic incident has occurred in Kwari community of the Geidam local government area of Yobe State
  • Reports confirmed that the village was invaded and attacked by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Thursday, January 4
  • The notorious terrorists were reported to have invaded the residence of a 75-year-old and set the house ablaze, leaving her to burn alive journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil society, courts, and metro

Geidam, Yobe - In Kwari, Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe state, suspected members of Boko Haram reportedly murdered Pastor Luka Levong from the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN).

Additionally, the insurgents were responsible for the deaths of five other individuals, The Guardian reported.

A pastor and five others were killed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Kwari village of Yobe State
The Nigerian Police is yet to issue a statement on the incident. Photo Credit: The Nigerian Police
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According to the report, at approximately 2:00 am last Friday, rebels infiltrated the community, resulting in the shooting of both the pastor and Maina Abdullahi, who serves as the church treasurer.

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The other victims were reportedly killed sequentially in their residences before the security forces arrived.

Terrorists destroy several properties

Numerous houses, including a church and vehicles, were set on fire during the attacks.

As of the time of this report, the police and military in Yobe State have not commented on the incident.

This recent event follows closely after Boko Haram militants assaulted a community in the neighbouring Yobe State, resulting in the death of 12 individuals and injuries to two others.

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In another tragic incident, Mallama Meimunat Opaluwa-Sani, the 75-year-old sister of the Attah of Igala, Matthew Alaji Opaluwa Oguche Akpa II, has been burnt to death.

It was gathered that the gruesome attack was launched in the early hours of Thursday, January 4.

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The 75-year-old was set ablaze alongside her daughter and her five-year-old granddaughter, Onechojo.

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Meanwhile, Kano was thrown into mourning after an 18-year-old thug, popularly called Lagwatsani, stabbed a respected imam.

The thug, according to reports, reacted violently to a caution against smoking near the mosque.

The Kano State police command has apprehended the notorious thug who resides in the Dala local government area of the state.


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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email:

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