Jihadists attack Christian community by burning down a church
The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), the ISIS-backed offshoot of Boko Haram, attacked Wultihiya, a predominantly Christian community in Nigeria.
Local sources told SaharaReporters that the attack occurred Thursday without government intervention, forcing residents to flee into the bush.
A church, two cars, and several homes were burned down in the attack.
Terrorist groups such as ISWAP have killed tens of thousands of Christians in Nigeria and displaced millions in an attempt to discard western influence and impose strict Islamic Sharia law.
“ISWAP, which split from the mainstream Boko Haram in 2016, has become a dominant group, focusing on military targets and high-profile attacks, including against aid workers,” wrote Sahara Reporters. “The Nigerian army has repeatedly claimed that the insurgency has been largely defeated and frequently underplays any losses.”