Mauritanian Islamist’s Killing of Pastor Yet to be Verified

Mauritanian Islamist’s Killing of Pastor Yet to be Verified

Nouakchott : Mauritania | Apr 12, 2011 at 8:21 PM PDT
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Jeff King President ICC

The earlier report that made rounds that one Mauritanian Pastor, Ahmadou Abu Bakr was killed by Islamists in Oulata, Mauritania is still unverifiable.

This indication is contained in a report by the Regional Manager for Africa International Christian Concern (ICC) a Washington-DC based human rights organization ( Jonathan Racho stating that upon further investigation, the report could not be verifiable. “We are continuing our investigation, but the report seems to be false at this point.”

It was reported by ICC some few weeks ago that that on March 5 Islamists kidnapped and killed the pastor and that his bullet-ridden body was found dumped on the outskirts of the city on the morning of March 6th.

The report further had it that last year, Pastor Ahmadou had fled the city of Nema to Oulata, because he was threatened by a local Islamist group affiliated with Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) because of his Christian witness.

It continued to say that the Pastor’s murderers arrived from Nema in a 4-by-4 pickup truck and that Ahmadou’s widow, Maymuna Elhadji said AQIM and their local affiliates have been targeting local Christians in Mauritania and Mali throughout the last few years. “The widow and her three children have left Oulata and gone into hiding.”

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