The Boko Haram terrorist group slaughtered at least 24 Christians over offensive church hymns. The terrorists disquised as preachers and gathered residents at a mosque before shooting them dead.
The Australian reported:
Christian congregations in northern Nigeria had taunted Boko Haram insurgents with defiant hymns about religious war before their churches were overrun and burnt and their people slaughtered.
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Muslim community leaders have claimed that the militants targeted specific Christian communities after learning that people had circulated the songs, a cross between jingly church music and synthetic pop but with sectarian lyrics.
The lyrics accuse Boko Haram — which has killed up to 13,000 people and left millions more displaced — of travelling to centres of Islamic extremism such as Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan and telling people there that Nigeria is a caliphate.
The songs came to light as news emerged that the Islamist militants had launched fresh attacks in Borno state, disguising themselves as preachers and gathering residents of a remote village at a mosque before opening fire. At least 24 people were killed in the latest demonstration that Nigeria’s government seems impotent against the extremists.