Islamists gun down 7 in Nigeria mosque

2013-10-07 20:11

Damboa - Witnesses say suspected Islamic militants lured the faithful to a mosque then gunned them down.

They say the gunmen killed at least seven people before being attacked by soldiers guarding Damboa village, 85km west of the Borno state capital of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria.

Military spokesperson Captain Aliyu Danja said troops killed 15 attackers.

Resident Kolomi Abba said the attack comes after he formed a group of civilian vigilantes to fight the extremists.

He said the gunmen came around 04:00. Saturday and forced the muezzin to chant the call to prayer that usually happens at 05:00. When villagers arrived, the extremists opened fire.

It is the latest in a string of attacks blamed on the Boko Haram group fighting to install an Islamic state.

  • mike.mcc.71 - 2013-10-07 20:34

    So why would Islamist militants kill faithful Muslims?

      Teevee Gupta - 2013-10-07 20:55

      To blame it on Christians

  • Themba Khumalo - 2013-10-07 20:35

    Muslims killing Muslims?

  • Anwar Daniels - 2013-10-07 20:41

    At the end of the day it seems most of these actions are more politically motivated than religious

      Sham Singh - 2013-10-07 21:11


      ya.hova.1 - 2013-10-07 21:24

      Did you see it on teevee or is this another sham?

  • Ashraf Rossouw - 2013-10-07 21:30

    Dik derrim. You an arrogant idiot.

  • ya.hova.1 - 2013-10-07 21:40

    Listed are only events that solely occurred on command of church authorities or were committed in the name of Christianity. (List incomplete) Already in the 4th and 5th centuries synagogues were burned by Christians. Number of Jews slain unknown. In the middle of the fourth century the first synagogue was destroyed on command of bishop Innocentius of Dertona in Northern Italy. The first synagogue known to have been burned down was near the river Euphrat, on command of the bishop of Kallinikon in the year 388. [DA450] 17. Council of Toledo 694: Jews were enslaved, their property confiscated, and their children forcibly baptized. [DA454] The Bishop of Limoges (France) in 1010 had the cities' Jews, who would not convert to Christianity, expelled or killed. [DA453] First Crusade: Thousands of Jews slaughtered 1096, maybe 12.000 total. Places: Worms 5/18/1096, Mainz 5/27/1096 (1100 persons), Cologne, Neuss, Altenahr, Wevelinghoven, Xanten, Moers, Dortmund, Kerpen, Trier, Metz, Regensburg, Prag and others (All locations Germany except Metz/France, Prag/Czech) [EJ] Second Crusade: 1147. Several hundred Jews were slain in Ham, Sully, Carentan, and Rameru (all locations in France). [WW57] Third Crusade: English Jewish communities sacked 1189/90. [DO40] Fulda/Germany 1235: 34 Jewish men and women slain. [DO41] 1257, 1267: Jewish communities of London, Canterbury, Northampton, Lincoln, Cambridge, and others exterminated. [DO41] 1290 in Bohemian (Poland) allegedly 10,000 Jews killed. [DO41] 1337 Starting in Deggendorf/Germany a Jew-killing craze reaches 51 towns in Bavaria, Austria, Poland. [DO41] 1348 All Jews of Basel/Switzerland and Strasbourg/France (two thousand) burned. [DO41] 1349 In more than 350 towns in Germany all Jews murdered, mostly burned alive (in this one year more Jews were killed than Christians in 200 years of ancient Roman persecution of Christians). [DO42] 1389 In Prag 3,000 Jews were slaughtered. [DO42] 1391 Seville's Jews killed (Archbishop Martinez leading). 4,000 were slain, 25,000 sold as slaves. [DA454] Their identification was made easy by the brightly colored "badges of shame" that all jews above the age of ten had been forced to wear. 1492: In the year Columbus set sail to conquer a New World, more than 150,000 Jews were expelled from Spain, many died on their way: 6/30/1492. [MM470-476] 1648 Chmielnitzki massacres: In Poland about 200,000 Jews were slain. [DO43] (I feel sick ...) this goes on and on, century after century, right into the killings of Auschwitz. For more atrocities in the name of Christianity, visit

      Garth Meister - 2013-10-07 22:10

      one religion just as sick as the next...

      Garth Meister - 2013-10-07 22:10

      one religion just as sick as the next...

  • John Tex - 2013-10-07 22:02

    Who cares !!!

      Muhammed Yunusa - 2013-10-08 08:36

      Alot cares! Both the killles and their suporters will be judged according to their intention by our creator.

  • ya.hova.1 - 2013-10-07 22:08

    "Then I heard the LORD say to the other men, "Follow him through the city and kill everyone whose forehead is not marked. Show no mercy; have no pity! Kill them all – old and young, girls and women and little children. But do not touch anyone with the mark. Begin your task right here at the Temple." So they began by killing the seventy leaders. "Defile the Temple!" the LORD commanded. "Fill its courtyards with the bodies of those you kill! Go!" So they went throughout the city and did as they were told." (Ezekiel 9:5-7 NLT)

  • Towfieq Losper - 2013-10-07 22:10

    this is sick...i blame the lack of islamic leadership in the muslim world...

  • ya.hova.1 - 2013-10-07 22:37

    This is what the Lord of hosts has to say: 'I will punish what Amalek did to Israel when he barred his way as he was coming up from Egypt. Go, now, attack Amalek, and deal with him and all that he has under the ban. Do not spare him, but kill men and women, children and infants, oxen and sheep, camels and asses.' (1 Samuel 15:2-3 NAB)

      Lynn O'Shea Comley-White - 2013-10-08 08:31

      Oh for heaven's sake, Justice. This article is about Muslims killing their own. Not about Jewish/Christian bible!

      Avi Niselow - 2013-10-08 08:40

      So your logic is that this is fine because some people killed some other people 3000 years ago?

      ya.hova.1 - 2013-10-08 19:14

      Ai, it's not about who's killing who, sigh. Every individual, every organization and every religion has a dark side. Don't be so blinded by your prejudice to demonize Islam just because the media is under control of the west. Give me control of the media and I can demonize any religion as I'll have the power what to publish and to add any spin I want. @avi you have the bad habit of misinterpretation and putting words in other's mouths. Rid yourself of your prejudices and stop visiting all those anti Islam websites.

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