AQIM: “Killing the one who insults the prophet is the right of every Muslim capable of doing it.”
The ransom for the abducted missionary was one million dollars.
The hostage was taken into Nigeria, sources suggest.
Boko Haram is especially active in African countries, such as Nigeria Niger, Chad or Cameroon.
Days after his release , Fr Maccalli told Fides news agency about his captivity, and how he stayed connected with God.
During the attack, 17 people were killed and at least another 16 were injured according to the report
Armed Jihadists attacked a village in Niger, near to Bomanga, and threated the habitants with death.
Since 2015, more than one thousand people have been killed and about a million have been displaced in northern Burkina Faso.
Since being launched in northeast Nigeria in 2009, Boko Haram’s insurgency has killed more than 36,000 people.