Don’t forget them:
The gunmen who killed at least 46 people in Nigeria’s northwestern town of Mubi on Oct. 1 first asked them if they were Christians before shooting or knifing them, according to students who escaped the carnage.
Two students from the off-campus housing site in the Mubi suburb of Wuro Fatuje, Adamawa state, where the massacre took place, told Morning Star News that the assailants were ethnic Hausa Muslims who shouted “Allahu Akbar (God is greater)” as they shot or stabbed hostel residents.
According to a story by Morning Star News, one of the students said the assailants also torched a church building in nearby Tudun Wada the same night.
Morning Star News said the students speculated that non-Christian victims among the dead were killed by mistake or suspected of collaborating with security agency raids in Mubi last month. The raids resulted in the round-up of 156 members of Islamic extremist group Boko Haram and the death of one of its leaders.
The gunmen invaded the off-campus housing site serving three Mubi schools – Federal Polytechnic, School of Health Technology and Adamawa State University – at about 10 p.m., “forcing into students’ rooms and asking those they identified as Christians to recant their Christian faith,” said one of the students living at the site.
The student added, “Those who refused to do so were either shot or had their throats cut with knives.”
Hat-tip: Chris Hall on Twitter