The dreaded Boko Haram sect, Thursday, took over a mission house belonging to a Catholic Church, as well as houses of Christians in Madagali, Madagali Local Government Area, Adamawa State.
A statement emanating from the Director, Catholic Social Communications, Maiduguri Diocese, Rev. Father Gideon Obasogie, said “Though members of Boko Haram had been known not to discriminate in their attacks, it seems that Christians and Christian institutions have been at the receiving end of the sect’s mayhem.”
Rev. Obasogie added that the whole town and the parish rectory have been occupied by the terrorists and that many structures and items were vandalised.
The clergyman revealed that Christians in the town were in a terribly situation; a moment of great persecution. The statement said that Christian men are caught and beheaded; the women are forced to become Muslims and are taken as wives to the terrorists. "The houses of Christians that have fled are now occupied by the insurgents," Obasogie stated.
Following the unwholesome development, the cleric said the Catholic Church have been compelled to close down all the churches on the major road linking Borno and Adamawa.