Bloodshed continues in Nigeria as a terrorist group continues to
wage war on Christians in the northern part of the country.
According to Open Doors USA spokesman Jerry Dykstra, members
of the terrorist organization Boko Haram raided Federal Polytechnic
College in the city of Mubi, a remote area of northeastern
"[They] allegedly lined up some of the students and massacred up
to 30 of the students," Dykstra reports. "They were interviewed,
and some of them were let go; some of them were killed by guns and
It is the latest attack in a string of violent
incidents directed at Christians and moderate Muslims who do not
agree with the terrorist group's tactics.
"I know the Associated Press puts the number of lives lost --
not only Christians, but the total so far this year -- around 700,"
the Open Doors spokesman relays. "Obviously, most of them, if not a
great total of that, [are] Christians, and [Boko Haram has] stated
publicly that their goal is to eliminate Christianity from all of
Nigeria and set up a sharia state."
So far, 12 Nigerian states have adopted sharia, or Muslim law.
The Nigerian government has been unable to curb the violence,
primarily because many government and military posts are filled
with members of Boko Haram.