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“Three Christians Murdered by ISWAP Militants in Chibok,” International Christian Concern, October 13, 2022:

10/13/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – On Tuesday, October 4, Islamic militants murdered three Christians in an attack in northeastern Nigeria. The Christians lived in Njilang village, located in Chibok County. During the attack, the militants burned multiple houses and businesses to the ground and wounded dozens more residents.  

An area resident who witnessed the attack identified the militants as affiliates of the terror group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). Chibok county has suffered from many terrorist attacks over the past several years. It is a majority-Christian area, which makes its residents highly vulnerable to violence motivated by Islamic extremism.  

The resident went on to say that the ISWAP militants attacked at 2:30 AM and were armed with high-powered weapons. They surrounded the village and shot at the Christians who tried to flee. According to the resident, “The ISWAP terrorists also set fire to six houses and looted five shops belonging to Christians in the village, and afterward burned down the shops.” …

As ICC reported earlier this year, the Nigerian government continues to deny any religious motivation behind these attacks. However, evidence repeatedly shows that Islamic extremist groups Boko Haram and ISWAP are seeking to impose sharia (Islamic law) throughout the entirety of Nigeria.