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3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
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Friday, 5 September 2014

Boko Haram Copying ISIS Tactics: 'Bodies Litter' Nigeria's Bama Town

Bodies remain littered on the streets of a northern Nigerian town two days after it was seized by militant Islamists, a lawmaker has told the BBC.

Boko Haram fighters were patrolling the streets of Bama, preventing people from burying the dead, Ahmed Zanna said.
Boko Haram has always had a scorched earth policy 
Boko Haram has always had a scorched earth policy but now are copying ISIS as they are leaving bodies everywhere for dramatic effect. Don't be surprised if they start beheading people soon. This upsurge in brutality does not bode well for the missing Chibok girls as it appears the government is not likely to try rescue them before the February elections.
On Wednesday, the state government denied the town had fallen. (The Army had actually repelled the first attack).

Officials said about 26,000 people had been displaced by fighting in Bama, a key town in the battle for control of Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state.

Earlier this week, the Nigeria Security Network (NSN) think-tank said the group had made "lightning territorial gains" in recent months, raising fears that the country could disintegrate like Syria and Iraq, where the Islamic State (IS) rebel group has declared a caliphate.

Boko Haram has also said it has set up a caliphate in the areas it controls - it is not clear if the two groups are allied.

Mr Zanna, a senator in Borno, said the humanitarian situation in Bama was "terrible" and there had been a "lot of killings" in the town.
Since there is very little to the north of Maiduguri,
it is nearly surrounded by Boko Haram
"So many bodies litter the streets, and people are not allowed to even go and bury the dead ones. So the situation is getting worse and worse," Mr Zanna told the BBC's Newsday programme after speaking to a resident who fled the town.

Boko Haram has captured a string of towns in northern-eastern Nigeria in recent months, fuelling concern that it could advance towards the main city, Maiduguri.

Mr Zanna said it would be "catastrophic" if Boko Haram launched an assault on Maiduguri, which has a population of more than two million.

"I'm begging the government to send more troops and armoury to Maiduguri," he said.

"Boko Haram do come overwhelmingly because they recruited en masse in the villages [in Borno state]," he added.
Abubaker Shekau Boko Haram leader
Mr Zanna said government forces had "gallantly" defended Bama before it fell to Boko Haram.

Residents told BBC Hausa that Boko Haram returned to the town on Tuesday with reinforcements after being repelled by government forces the previous day.

On Wednesday, Borno state deputy governor Zannah Umar Mustapha denied the militants had taken over Bama, which had a population of about 270,000.

He told the BBC Hausa service that the army was still fighting them.

The government's National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) said on Wednesday that 26,391 had been displaced by the fighting.

"The number is growing by the hour," its spokesman Abdulkadir Ibrahim told Reuters news agency.