Christians, citizens and at least one aid worker were brutally murdered by radical Islamic terrorists with ties to Al-Shabaab and Boko Haram in Kenya earlier this month. International Christian Concern (ICC), a group that tracks attacks on Christians around the world, first brought attention to the murders.
According to ICC, the terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped several women in Kenya, including International Committee of Red Cross aid worker Saifura Khorsa, a Muslim, back in March. This alarming incident turned tragic when Khorsa was executed this week. ICC reports:
Saifura was executed early this week by the terrorists. This comes less than a month after Saifura and her fellow ICRC captives begged President Buhari to help rescue them, and that they were on the final warning from the group. Now in a video released by the group, Boko Haram has claimed that if they are not given ransoms within the next month, they will not only execute the other two aid workers, but will also murder Leah Sharibu. Leah, a 16 year old schoolgirl, is the lone captive from the Dapchi incident earlier this year.
Amnesty International strongly condemned the murder and called for action against the radical group, the Daily Post Nigeria reports.
“Amnesty International strongly condemns the recent killing of Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, a midwife and aid worker, by Boko Haram,” the statement reads. “By this horrific act, Boko Haram has once again proven its brazen disregard for the sanctity of life which must not go unpunished.”
This comes on the heels of the reported murder of two Christian bus passengers, who were executed by seven members of the Somalia-based terrorist group al-Shabaab on Friday, September 14.
According to ICC, seven radical Islamic terrorists stopped a bus on its way to Garissa in Northeast Kenya. They forced the passengers to disembark and separated three individuals who did not have “Muslim-sounding” names. When two of them refused to say the Islamic Shahada because of their Christian faith, they were tied up and murdered.
ICC called on the local governments to help end the violence against Christians. “The Kenyan and Somali Governments must continue to work to end the horrible atrocities that this evil organization commits and protect the lives of Christians in Kenya,” the group said in a statement posted on its website.
Open Doors, an organization that tracks Christian persecution based on countries, marks Kenya as a “very high persecution” nation due to the violence enacted by the radical Islamic groups in the African nation.