Wednesday 8 August 2012

Nigerian sect shot dead Pastor in Northeast city as US brands a man terrorist

BokoHaram in Nigeria.Courtesy picture
   MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria's  Boko Haram militia sect on Tuesday shot dead a pastor in the northern city of Maiduguri, police authority told Xinhua.
   The pastor who was identified as Baba Ali Samari was with the local assembly of the Good News Church (GNC) in the restive city of  Maiduguri where the Islamic militant sect has killed hundreds of people.
  "Baba Ali Samari, was 57 years old and an evangelist in our church. He also repairs wrist watches somewhere at the centre of the city,"  James, a member of the church told Xinhua.
Residents of the area claimed the evangelist was trailed to his house by the gunmen while returning from his daily activities at his small shop located at the post office area at about 6.30 p.m local time.
 State police spokesperson Gideon Jibrin said the police received the report  that suspected gunmen attacked the residence of one Baba Ali at Mafoni.
   "Unfortunately, Mafoni is one of the black spots the Joint Task Force (JTF), the police and other security agencies in the state has identified as hide out for some Boko Haram members in the metropolis. However, we are yet to make  any  arrest as the U.S. State Department on Tuesday branded Azzam Abdullah Zureik Al-Maulid Al-Subhi as a specially designated global terrorist, calling the Saudi citizen a trainer and senior member of al-Qaida.

The move freezes all assets of Al-Subhi under U.S. jurisdiction and bars U.S. citizens from doing business with him.
The department said Al-Subhi, better known as Mansur al-Harbi, is currently wanted for extradition by Saudi Arabia for participating in terrorist activities and for his ties to senior leaders of al-Qaida including Abdel Aziz Migrin and Sayf al-Adl.
Al-Subhi is also the subject of Interpol Red and Orange Notices because of his membership in al-Qaida and his involvement in terrorist activities, the department said in a statement.  he told Xinhua.

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