Extremist Muslim organisation Boko Haram ravaged the predominantly Christian town of Gwoza, Borno State last week.
Over 100 people were killed in the attack, and many citizens were forced to flee their homes and run into the hills to save their lives, BosNewsLife reports.
Survivors reported that the attackers rode into Gwoza around 4 a.m. on August 6, wearing military uniforms. The Boko Haram members arrived on motorcycles, in trucks, and in up to 50 Toyota Hilux vans, and attacked the village with fuel-bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
The population of over 276,000 had their homes ransacked for food and other supplies before being burned. Some escaped civilians fled to Cameroon or nearby Adamawa State.
One survivor, Pirda Tada, described the chaotic scene.
“I thank God for sparing my life, but three of my neighbors and members of our church were killed during the attack,” the former Saha village, Gwoza resident told the Christian News Network.
“These Christians in our village had their throats slit with knives while their hands were tied behind their backs. Some houses were bombed as the Boko Haram gunmen were chanting, ‘God is great!’ in Arabic.”
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SOURCE: Christian Today