They died without knowing why or how.
Some where butchered on their beds while many more were killed while trying to flee from their attackers; Muslims who feel these people do not deserve to live and do not deserve the lives they have. Women were hacked down as they tried to cover and protect their children with their bodies.
Little babies were snatched from their mothers and thrown into the burning flames set by the attackers.
Christians in three villages in a community near Jos were shot and butchered in cold blood, simply because they were Christians.
The Muslim sect, Jama’atu Ahlissunnah Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad, otherwise known as Boko Haram, on Tuesday in a statement claimed responsibility for the mass killings in Plateau State at the weekend.
More than 100 persons were reportedly killed in attacks on three communities in the Barkin Ladi and Riyom local government areas of the state on Saturday and Sunday.
The sect “thanked God for the success of the attacks” and vowed that there was no going back on the jihad (Holy War) it had launched against Christians and the government. It also asked “Christians in Nigeria to accept Islam” as a condition for a ceasefire.
We call on the people of God worldwide to join us in prayers for Plateau State and the families of these people who died senselessly to satisfy the despotic cravings of Muslims in Jos.
We pray for a miracle from God to halt the violence, destruction and bloodshed and for the spiritual gift of forgiveness in and on the church on the Plateau, Amen.
List of terrorist attacks in Nigeria for 2012, below slideshow
STRONG CONTENT WARNING BELOW:
Terrorists Attacks Nigeria for 2012:
2012.07.08 (Plateau, Nigeria) – Two Christian politicians are murdered by Muslims during a funeral for other victims of Islamic terror.
2012.07.07 (Kushen, Nigeria) – Muslim terrorists attack two Christian villages and massacre two dozen innocents.
2012.07.04 (Borno, Nigeria) – Two employees at a housing complex are chased down and murdered by Boko Haram radicals.
2012.07.01 (Maiduguri, Nigeria) – Nine Christian construction workers have their throats cut by Islamists in a ‘gruesome’ killing.
2012.06.24 (Bauchi, Nigeria) – A 3-month-old baby is among the casualiteis of a Boko Haram blast at a beer garden.
2012.06.19 (Damaturu, Nigeria) – Twenty-five people lose their lives to coordinated attacks by Boko Haram Islamists.
2012.06.17 (Trikania, Nigeria) – A Shahid suicide car bomber crashes through a church gate and blows up at least five Christians.
2012.06.17 (Kaduna, Nigeria) – Holy Warriors walk into three separate church services and detonate. Some three dozen worshipers are slain in the carnage.
2012.06.10 (Nigeria Jos) A Shahid suicide bomber detonates inside a church during Sunday morning service, killing at least four.
2012.06.10 (Nigeria Biu) A woman and an usher are among two Christians machine-gunned by Islamists during a church service.
2012.06.08 (Nigeria Maiduguri) A Religion of Peace suicide bomber sends eight Nigerians to Allah.
2012.06.03 (Bauchi, Nigeria) – A Holy Warrior runs his car into a church service and detonates, taking out at least fifteen praying Christians.
2012.06.01 (Maiduguri, Nigeria) – Two civilians are gunned down by fundamentalists in a hotel that served alcohol.
2012.05.31 (Kano, Nigeria) – A German engineer, kidnapped by al-Qaeda, is executed in handcuffs during a rescue attempt.
2012.05.27 (Potiskum, Nigeria) – Religious extremists attack the home of a rival cleric, shooting two people to death.
2012.05.27 (Kano, Nigeria) – Three men resting under a tree are suddenly machine-gunned in a Boko Haram drive-by.
2012.05.26 (Yobe, Nigeria) – Two men are gunned down in their own homes by Islamic extremists.
2012.05.22 (Maiduguri, Nigeria) – Boko Haram bombers claim the lives of four innocents.
2012.05.20 (Maiduguri, Nigeria) – Seven people are shot to death by Religion of Peace activists near a mosque.
2012.05.14 (Adamawa, Nigeria) – Fifteen Christian villagers are massacred by twenty Fulani raiders.
2012.05.13 (Kano, Nigeria) – Fundamentalists open fire on a group of card players, killing three.
2012.05.13 (Mafa, Nigeria) A civilian is among three people burned to death when Boko Haram cadres torch a police station.
2012.05.12 (Bauchi, Nigeria) – Suspected Islamists bomb a police station, killing two occupants.
2012.05.11 (Kano, Nigeria) – A Shiite cleric is murdered in his home by more radical rivals.
2012.05.09 (Tahoss, Nigeria) – Muslim activists set fire to Christian homes and then shoot those trying to flee, killing at least seven.
2012.05.04 (Taraba, Nigeria) – Muslim extremists gun down five villagers.
2012.05.03 (Potiskum, Nigeria) – Islamists toss bombs and fire into a cattle market, massacring about sixty innocents.
2012.04.30 (Jalingo, Nigeria) – A Fedayeen suicide bomber detonates along a city street, killing at least eleven others.
2012.04.26 (Abuja, Nigeria) – A Fedayeen suicide bomber takes out four innocents at a second newspaper office.
2012.04.26 (Kaduna, Nigeria) – A Boko Haram car bombing at a newspaper office leaves four people dead.
2012.04.25 (Riyom, Nigeria) – Four women and a 4-year-old child are among members of a Christian village hacked to death by Fulani raiders.
2012.04.24 (Damaturu, Nigeria) – Islamic fundamentalists fire into a bar serving alcohol, killing five patrons.
2012.04.19 (Maiduguri, Nigeria) – Five day laborers at a bakery are brutally shot to death by Boko Haram.
2012.04.12 (Maiduguri, Nigeria) – Boko Haram radicals shoot five traders to death at a market.
2012.04.09 (Potiskum, Nigeria) – A 6-year-old girl is murdered by Islamic terrorists.
2012.04.08 (Kaduna, Nigeria) – A suicide car bomber detonates outside a church celebrating Easter. Nearly forty people lose their lives in the carnage.
2012.04.04 (Maiduguri, Nigeria) – Islamic radicals fire on Christian traders at a market, killing at least seven.
2012.04.01 (Maiduguri, Nigeria) – A Christian is shot to death by Islamists on his way home from church.
2012.03.30 (Askira Uba, Nigeria) – Radical Islamists shoot two people to death at a bank.
2012.03.26 (Takum, Nigeria) – Muslim ‘mercenaries’ attack two Christian villages and shoot a 22-year-old and an elderly man to death.
2012.03.25 (Maiduguri, Nigeria) – Boko Haram gunmen pick off three men standing in front of their house.
2012.03.23 (Maiduguri, Nigeria) – A cleric and a shoe cobbler are killed in separate Boko Haram shootings.
2012.03.18 (Suleja, Nigeria) – A church is firebombed during a service.
2012.03.15 (Kaduna, Nigeria) – A pastor is among ten people hacked and shot to death when Muslim raiders attack Christian homes around a church.
2012.03.12 (Bum, Nigeria) – Fulani raiders slaughter two Christian villagers.
2012.03.12 (Maiduguri, Nigeria) – Islamists set fire to a house, burning a man and his pregant wife to alive.
2012.03.11 (Chugwi, Nigeria) – Three Christians are shot dead by Muslim gunmen in a targeted attack.
2012.03.11 (Jos, Nigeria) – A suicide bomber detonates at a Catholic church during mass, killing at least eleven worshippers.
2012.03.08 (Ashaka, Nigeria) – Civilians are among seven dead when Boko Haram cadres attack two banks and a police station.
2012.03.08 (Sokoto, Nigeria) – Fundamentalists murder two European engineers in captivity.
2012.03.06 (Bilala, Nigeria) – At least two civilians are killed as Boko Haram devotees blow up a church and a police station.
2012.03.04 (Maiduguri, Nigeria) – Islamists shoot a middle-aged woman and her 10-year-old daughter to death in their home.
2012.03.04 (Gamborou, Nigeria) – A tailor and trader are executed in cold blood by Boko Haram gunmen.
2012.02.26 (Jos, Nigeria) – A suicide bomber detonates during a church service, killing three worshippers including a woman and a father and child.
2012.02.24 (Kano, Nigeria) – Boko Haram radicals spray the inside of a mosque with bullets, killing a rival and four others.
2012.02.22 (Maiduguri, Nigeria) – Islamists slit the throat of a pastor’s 75-year-old mother and leave a note in Arabic for her son.
2012.02.19 (Sulieja, Nigeria) – Sharia advocates set off a car bomb next to a church.
2012.02.14 (Kaduna, Nigeria) – A policeman is killed trying to defuse a Boko Haram bomb outside a mosque.
2012.02.13 (Maiduguri, Nigeria) – Three civilians are beheaded by Boko Haram Salafists.
2012.02.11 (Potiskum, Nigeria) – Two Christian brothers are murdered in cold blood by Islamists in white robes.
2012.02.09 (Kano, Nigeria) – Boko Haram cadres murder a critic outside a mosque.
2012.02.06 (Ummarari, Nigeria) – Gunmen enter an apartment building and shoot two residents to death while shouting ‘Allah akbar.’
2012.02.05 (Damboa, Nigeria) – Fundamentalists gun down two people at a gathering for mourning another of their victims.
2012.02.02 (Kabar Maila, Nigeria) – Radical Islamists disassemble a half-dozen people with a series of bombs.
2012.01.31 (Borno, Nigeria) – Civilians are among the casualties during a shooting rampage by Islamic militants.
2012.01.30 (Potiskum, Nigeria) – A guard at a church is picked off by Islamist snipers.
2012.01.29 (Kano, Nigeria) – At least two civilians are left dead following a Boko Haram bombing attack.
2012.01.20 (Kano, Nigeria) – ‘By Allah’ Boko Haram massacres over one-hundred and fifty innocents in various shooting and bombing attacks around the city.
2012.01.20 (Kano, Nigeria) – Religion of Peace hardliners murder a 31-year-old reporter.
2012.01.17 (Maiduguri, Nigeria) – Four civilians are among six killed when radical Islamists open fire on a local police checkpoint.
2012.01.16 (Damaturu, Nigeria) – Advocates of Sharia law murder three foreigners.
2012.01.14 (Yola, Nigeria) – Fundamentalists shoot two bar patrons to death.
2012.01.10 (Potiskum, Nigeria) – A 7-year-old boy is among eight innocents slain when Islamic fundamentalists storm a bar.
2012.01.10 (Dalman, Nigeria) – Three Christians are shot and hacked to death in a sectarian attack at a farming community.
2012.01.07 (Maiduguri, Nigeria) – Two Christian university students are murdered by Religion of Peace gunmen.
2012.01.06 (Adamawa, Nigeria) – Islamists chanting ‘Allah Akbar’ barge into a church and massacre a dozen worshippers.
2012.01.06 (Yola, Nigeria) – Three people at a beauty salon are gunned down by Boko Haram.
2012.01.05 (Gombe, Nigeria) – Muslim gunmen spray a church congregation with machine-gun fire, killing seven, including the pastor’s wife.
2012.01.03 (Jigawa, Nigeria) – A teenage girl is shot to death by Boko Haram