#AceNewsServices – NIGERIA – October 07 – Boko Haram Decapitate seven Muslims in North East of Nigeria – reports. The violence came as Nigerian Muslims marked the Eid al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice) festival, a public holiday in the country.
‘ Boko Haram Extremists Behead 7 Muslims on Eid Al-Adha ‘
Most Islamic holidays in recent years have been marred by the Takfiri group, AFP reported.
The overnight raid targeted the town of Ngamdu in troubled Borno state, the area hardest hit in the extremists” five-year uprising.
In recent months, Boko Haram Takfiris have targeted reprisal attacks at locals who have fought alongside the military as vigilantes.
The terrorists are thought to be in control of more than two dozen towns and villages in the North-East, but the military has vowed to retake all lost ground as part of a continuing offensive launched in May of last year.
Muslims traditionally celebrate Eid al-Adha, one of the most important religious feasts, with the sacrifice of animals like sheep, rams, goats and cattle.
The act commemorates Prophet Abraham’s (PBUH) submission to divine order to sacrifice his son, Ismail (PBUH). However God provided Prophet Abraham with a ram to sacrifice instead after he successfully passed the divine test.