Militants in Kenya Kill at Least 9 Christians for Being Unable to Recite Islamic Creed
Militants are believed to have killed a group of Christians in Kenya.
According to Faithwire, International Christian Concern, a persecution watchdog group, says the group of Christians were traveling in a passenger bus when they were stopped.
“A passenger bus belonging to Medina Bus Company, traveling between Wajir and Mandera was attacked by a criminal gang at around 1730 hours this evening,” a local Kenyan police officer told ICC. “The attack happened at Maadathe area, five kilometers to Kotulo. Lives are believed to have been lost.”
Militants stopped the group while they were heading to the northeastern city of Mandera when militants stopped the bus and separated the passengers into locals and non-locals. The nine passengers who could not recite the Shahada, the Muslim profession of faith, were taken off the bus and shot at point-blank range. Two passengers are missing.
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the heinous bus attack near Kotulo, Wajir today around 5:00 p.m. where 10 passengers were killed [or are missing],” said the governor of Mandera, Ali Roba, on Facebook. “I am informed that the suspected al-Shabaab fighters cowardly segregated non-locals heading to Mandera from Nairobi. It is extremely sad and humanly disturbing to learn that, yet again, they segregated locals from non-locals before killing those they believed to be non-locals.”
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