7th March Horror: Islamist Militants Abducted Over 487 Women and Children in Nigeria

Farrukh Saif

March 10, 2024

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There is NO-END to the Christian Persecution in Nigeria. Only on 7th March 2024, in two different incidents, more than 487 Women and Children were abducted by the Islamists in Nigeria.

In the first incident, On March 7, 2024, at 8:30 AM, an Islamist Fulani militia abducted 287 Nigerian children aged between 5 and 12 from their school in the state of Kaduna. Reports indicate that early in the morning, Islamists assaulted a school in Nigeria’s northwest region, leading to the kidnapping of at least 287 students. There is also news that the Kaduna State Government had hired a Private Negotiator to negotiate with the Islamist Militants for the release of 287 students.

In the second incident, more than 200 Nigerian women and children were kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. These People were residing in a refugee camp in Gamboru Ngala, near Lake Chad, when they were abducted while collecting firewood by Boko Haram terrorists. Due to terrorist attacks in northeastern Nigeria, over a million people are now living in refugee camps across different parts of the region. Additionally, a majority of these internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been relocated to the Central States of Nigeria.

Proxies Groups: Islamic Militants in Nigeria

Different Islamist militant groups are very much present in Nigeria and showcase their powers from time to time.  Boko Haram, aka Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād is unofficially controls northeastern Nigeria. In contrast, the Islamist Fulani militia is very much present in the northwest region of Nigeria.

In my view, this appears to be a systematic plan for a significant conflict. It’s possible that certain Muslim countries, such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia, or wealthy individuals are orchestrating these events as part of a larger preparation for a major war. These Islamic groups gained strength during the presidency of Muhammadu Buhari, as he seemed to overlook their activities and allowed them to exert control over various parts of Nigeria. This situation suggests a preplanned strategy to establish a foundation for the development of Islamist jihadis, possibly directed against the West or explicitly targeting Christians.

Islamic countries, unable to directly confront the Western world, seem to be employing proxies to engage in conflict against them. This strategy mirrors Iran’s approach against Israel, utilizing proxies like Hamas and Hezbollah. This is a moment of awareness for the Western world.

These incidents add to the growing list of atrocities committed by Islamist extremist groups against Christians in Nigeria. The Nigerian Government has wholly failed to protect its citizens. Therefore, there is an urgent need for international community intervention.

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Farrukh Saif

Farrukh H. Saif, a courageous Christian human rights activist, established the Farrukh Saif Foundation in 2009 to confront religious discrimination, blasphemy laws, and bonded slavery in Pakistan. His dedication to liberating bonded laborers from brick kilns and advocating for blasphemy victims and asylum seekers has garnered international acclaim. Despite encountering threats and fatwas, his impactful work persists in supporting marginalized communities. In 2018, the foundation merged with The Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved, enhancing its global outreach.

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