Muslim Cleric Publishes Photos Of Alleged Mass Killings And Grave By Nigerian...

Muslim Cleric Publishes Photos Of Alleged Mass Killings And Grave By Nigerian Army In Borno [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on May 22, 2014
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Nigerian soldiers arrive in Yola, Nigeria, 20 May 2013. Following the declaraton of a state of emergency in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states of Nigeria (Photo Credit: EPA/STR)

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UPDATE at 5:46 pm May 22, 2014: Nigerian Military Not Involved In Alleged ‘Killing Fields’ In Borno – DHQ

Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi
Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi

Muslim cleric, Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi, on Wednesday night, May 21, 2014 posted shocking photos on his Facebook page which show what appears to be Nigerian soldiers in photos of an alleged mass killing of unarmed civilians and the alleged victims being buried in a mass grave by civilians in Borno State.

The Kaduna-based cleric described the act as a genocide, insinuating that the men in the photos (some appear to be teenagers) were civilians who were rounded up as suspected members of the Boko Haram sect and killed by the Nigerian Army.

The authenticity of these photos cannot be verified at the moment. The cleric failed to say when and exactly where this incident happened.

His Facebook post reads:

Below are the photos he uploaded:

Genocide in Borno (Photo credit: Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi)
Genocide in Borno (Photo Credit: Facebook/Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi)
Genocide in Borno (Photo credit: Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi)
Genocide in Borno (Photo Credit: Facebook/Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi)
Genocide in Borno (Photo credit: Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi)
Genocide in Borno (Photo Credit: Facebook/Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi)
Genocide in Borno (Photo credit: Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi)
Genocide in Borno (Photo Credit: Facebook/Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi)

12 COMMENTS

  1. Those who don’t the truth or don’t want say the truth can give any name the picture. What we have seen here is a military vehicle. I don’t know whether it is borrowed to the boko harass by the military. It will be good if we would be saying the truth unlike our leaders.

  2. These people reaaly looks like;people that has been starved of food for the past three months
    :if its really a case of genocide then mr gumi ;pls confirm the authencity of the photos

  3. We ought to wake up frm sleep my fellow bros nd sis dis gov’t is dragging the nation down,by mere looking at the photo u can see innocent souls been purnished 4 wat they have no clue about,dis is inhuman,may HE dat created us ol come to our rescue nd bring an end to dis killings of innocent teenager’s

  4. Big lie! did you see any blood or bullet wounds on the one lined up? never can people be shot in line and all of them look well arranged in line. lol! if they are all lying face down, it means they were all shot from the back. please can anyone see logic with this?

  5. There are just too many inconsistencies with these photos:

    1. Nobody in any photo is seen again in another photo. The grave diggers, the lineup of alleged murdered men or the alleged soldiers. So, you keep seeing new people in each photo which draws question to if all these photos were taken at the same time in one incident.

    2. The army vehicles used in this war against terror are all painted in camouflage. The so called army trucks here are white.

    3. Unanswered questions: WHERE, WHEN, WHAT, WHO – where were these photos taken, where is this mass grave? Who are the victims? Who are the grave diggers and undertakers, who are the said security forces in the photos? When did this happen? What is happening here.

    4. Anybody can line up a group of people, snap their photos. Then line up another group of people lying down and pretending to be dead. Then snap some corpses being buried. The people lining up standing, are they the same people lying down? Are they the same corpses being buried.

    5. When and how were the people allegedly killed? Firing squad? With what type of weapons? Are the wounds on the corpses consistent with the kinds of weapons Nigerian army use? You can’t show corpses with machete cuts and say soldiers killed them.

    6. This mass grave photos… why are civilians digging the grave? Can anyone locate any of them to come and give testimony? Why are the corpses removed from a pickup truck, I thought the people were killed at the scene? Why would they be put in the pickup truck before putting them in a grace beside the killing field? Why does the truck obscure the number plate of the vehicles? Why aren’t the faces of any of the alleged soldier visible? Boko Haram is known to use army uniforms.

    7. Who took these photos? What is that person’s role in all this? Can that person provide notes to the photos?

    8. I am curious to know why the person has photos of men alive, men after they were allegedly killed and men when they are being buried… But the person doesn’t have photos of the actually killing.

    9. How come we see people beginning to dig a spot, we don’t see them as they progress, nor do we see them finish. There is too much missing from these photos to draw a meaningful and conclusive judgement.

    Finally, this could very well be victims of the Boko Haram – the corpses, I mean – being buried by their kinsmen. Oga Sheik, please provide more information, this is necessary especially as the military has released a statement saying they have nothing to do with this.

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