Suspected Fulani Terrorists Kill Pastor, 13 Others

Geidam is the council area of the immediate former Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali.

The Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, has attacked Kwari, a town in Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State.

Geidam is the council area of the immediate former Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali.

It is located 177 kilometres away from Damaturu, the state capital, and is about 40 kilometres away from Nigeria/Niger Republic border.

News Week Nigeria learnt that the gunmen during the attack killed the pastor of the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN), Luka Levong.

Thirteen other villagers, including the church treasurer, Maina Abdullahi were also killed by the terrorists, an eyewitness said.

The source added that the gunmen burnt down the church, many houses and cars.

The attack, which occurred around 1:00 am on Friday was not repelled, another resident told SaharaReporters.

“14 people were killed in Geidam this morning, many houses and the church were burnt,” he said.

Other residents who had retired to their homes were forced to flee into the bushes as the gunmen stormed the village, shooting sporadically.

“The victims were taken to the Specialist Hospital, Geidam,” the source added.

Yobe, a state in Nigeria’s northeastern region has experienced a series of brutal attacks that had resulted in the devastating death of thousands of people.

Since the death of JAS leader, Abubakar Shekau, ISWAP has been consolidating its grip on locations around Lake Chad.