Nigeria: Suspected Members of Boko Haram Kill Evangelist

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Nigeria: Suspected Members of Boko Haram Kill Evangelist


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.

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