Boko Haram Locks Worshipers In Church, Kills 56 Near Chibok

Boko Haram militants invaded Kautikari, Kwada and Nguragila villages near Chibok in Borno State, killing at least 56 people and razing numerous homes.

According to SaharaReporters they learned that the militants, dressed in military camouflage, stormed the three villages from 8:45 a.m. when many Christians were at Sunday services. One source said the militants arrived in the villages in a convoy of sports utility vehicles and unleashed terror on villagers for several hours. Their killing spree reportedly lasted till 12:30 p.m.

Ibrahim Musa, a resident of Kautikari village, told our correspondent that the attackers “locked worshipers inside the EYN Church and sprayed bullets on them.” He disclosed that the terrorist group killed nine worshipers and later set the church ablaze.

Mr. Musa said the Islamist terrorists killed 38 people in Kwada village and nine in Nguragila village. He added that the attackers set fire to the EYN Church, the Deeper Life Church, and the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN). In addition, the terrorists burned numerous homes.

Manaseh Allen, a Chibok-based youth leader, also confirmed today’s coordinated attacks on the three villages. “There is confusion everywhere in the Chibok area,” he said, adding, “If the attackers could succeed in day time, what if they come in the night?” He urged the federal government to redouble its commitment to combating terrorism.

He remarked that the three besieged villages are between 10 and 15 kilometers from Chibok, the location where Boko Haram militants seized more than 300 schoolgirls on April 14. More than 200 of the schoolgirls are yet to be rescued.


Boko Haram Kills 29 Secondary School Students in Yobe.

Reports from Yobe State indicate that about 29 students of the Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, were killed on Monday night while they slept in their dormitories.

The spokesperson of the Joint Task Force, JTF, in the state, Lazarus Eli, confirmed the attack to Aljazeera network. He however did not give the exact number of casualties.
Mr. Eli said the gunmen “opened fire on student hostels.”

He said details are still sketchy due to lack of telephone access and it is still not clear how many students were affected in the attack.

The outlawed Boko Haram sect is suspected to be behind the attack which took place around 2 a.m.
The sect had carried out a similar attack in Yobe last September killing over 40 students at the College of Agriculture, Gujba.

Also, earlier in July last year, Boko Haram carried out an overnight attack on students of Government Secondary School, Mumoda, killing over 40 students.

Mr. Eli said the military has already dispatched a team to Buni Yadi to track and apprehend the killers.

Yobe, like Borno and Adamawa, has been under emergency rule since May 2013 as the military tries to dislodge the Boko Haram insurgents. Despite the emergency rule, hundreds of people have been killed in different attacks in the affected states.


Abortion Pill Kills U.K. Mother – Daniel James Devine

Mifepristone and misoprostol, a set of abortion drugs, are intended to end a life. In very rare cases, they end two.

A 31-year-old U.K. woman was one of the adult casualties in 2010. This July the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecologydescribed how the woman developed an infection and died following a medication abortion. Monty Patterson, who tracks such deaths on the website Abortion Pill Risks and wrote about the case on Thursday, said it had not been previously reported in news media.

According to Abortion Pill Risks, 22 women have died since 2001 from complications following RU-486 abortions, including hemorrhaging, toxic shock, and the rupture of ectopic pregnancies.

The U.K. woman took the first abortion drug in the RU-486 regimen, mifepristone, orally at an abortion center, according to Patterson’s report. At home two days later, she took two doses of misoprostol, which initiates contractions to expel the baby.

One month afterward, she arrived at a hospital with vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain. In less than 24 hours, she began complaining of leg cramps. Soon her thighs began to swell and bruise, and she became drowsy and confused: She was suffering from sepsis, a state of blood poisoning caused by microorganisms. Within 28 hours of arriving at the hospital, she died.

Doctors later determined she had suffered from an infection of Clostridium septicum, bacteria that can cause gas gangrene and affected wounded soldiers in World Wars I and II. The bacteria likely entered through the cervix, dilated by the drug, and infected the site on the uterus where the baby had been attached.

“I think in this day and age, very few women actually expect to die when they decide to have a baby; and fewer still when they decide for a termination of pregnancy,” said Dr. Cheen Leen Khoo, the lead author of the case report, in an email to Patterson.

Twelve of the women who have died following medication abortions died from various bacterial infections. The U.K. woman is the first reported to have died from Clostridium septicum. Most of the deaths occurred after the women took misoprostol vaginally, a method of administration often practiced in the United States and elsewhere. The FDA has only approved the drug for oral administration when used for abortions, but not all abortion providers follow the agency’s guidelines.

Patterson’s daughter Holly died in 2003 after developing an infection following a medication abortion. She was just 18.

c. 2013 WORLD News Service. 

Publication date: October 14, 2013

News Flash: Nigerian Terror Group Kills 7 foreign hostages

Nigeria-based Islamist group Ansaru said it had killed seven foreign hostages it seized on 7 February from a construction company in Nigeria. SITE Monitoring Service said the group issued a statement in Arabic and English on an affiliate of the Sinam al-Islam network. The statement was accompanied by screen shots of a video purporting to show the dead hostages, SITE said. One screenshot showed a man with gun standing above several prone figures lying on the ground. Ansaru, which has kidnapped other foreigners in the past, had blasted into the compound using explosives and abducted a Briton…