Two Christian Aid Workers Killed By Boko Haram In Borno

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A report by Believers Portal, an online media forum stated that Boko Haram Islamic extremist group has last week released a video, showing the execution of two Christian aid workers in Borno State.

The victims, Lawrence Duna Dacighir and Godfrey Ali Shikagham were both indigenes of Plateau State, from Mangu Local Government Area and were said to be members of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN).

The two young men were seen knelt down in a video posted on Boko Haram’s Amaq news agency site on September 22nd, 2019 while three masked armed men stood behind them.

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Speaking in Hausa language, one of the masked men, a member of the Boko Haram sect in the video before killing the young men stated that they have vowed to kill every Christian they capture in revenge for Muslims killed in past religious conflicts in Nigeria.

The victims, Lawrence and Godfrey were said to have gone to Maiduguri to help build shelters for people displaced by Islamic extremist violence but met their untimely death.

Identities of the victims according to Believers Portal were confirmed by a relative, a cousin of the two slained young men, pastor John Pofi, who also is a COCIN pastor.

Pofi in a text message stated thus:

“Lawrence and Godfrey left Abuja for Maiduguri in search of opportunities to utilize their skills for the betterment of humanity and paid with their lives,”

He said: “We will never get their corpses to bury. The community will have to make do with a makeshift memorial to these young lives cut short so horrifically.”

Stefanos Foundation condoles with the family of the deceased and the entire COCIN family.

May the good Lord comfort our hearts and may the souls of the faithful rest in peace with the Lord as we seek to shine the light of Christ with a forgiving heart in a world full of darkness.

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