12-Year-Old Christian Boy Hacked to Death By Islamic Militants in Cameroon
Boko Haram terror group Jihadists kill young boy for refusing to become a 'child soldier'
A 12-year-old Christian boy has been hacked to death by Islamic militants in Cameroon after he refused to join their terror group as a "child soldier."
The boy was reportedly abducted by Boko Haram Jihadists before being killed with machetes for refusing to join their Islamic terrorist group.
The militants are believed to have kidnaped the young schoolboy on or around November 19 during a raid on the northern Cameroon district of Tourou.
News of the slaughter has only just reached the West, however.
The boy and his mother fled their home as the militants began raiding their village, looting homes of anything of value, including clothes and bedding, according to local reports.
After hearing of his unwillingness to join their army, the Islamists eventually caught up with the boy and butchered him.
According to Breitbart, members of the jihadist group frequently abduct male children and oblige them to train as soldiers.
Boko Haram has been intensifying assaults on Christian villages in the far north of Cameroon in an effort to extend a west African Islamic caliphate from north-eastern Nigeria all the way to northern Cameroon.
In early November, Boko Haram militants killed retired Christian pastor David Mokoni along with a hearing-impaired Christian boy during an attack on a church in Moskota, in northern Cameroon.
A few days earlier, Islamic militants split the skull of a 15-year-old Christian boy with an ax as he slept in Kotserehé village.
A member of the village’s vigilance committee said the attackers came to the village on October 31 “armed with machetes, axes, knives, and clubs, and cut out anyone they met on their way,” adding that “they were literally chopped up by their executioners.”
According to United Nations estimates, more than 170,000 Cameroonians, mostly Christians, have been driven from their homes by Boko Haram.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, Christians have now become the world's most persecuted religious group.
The findings of the recently published interim British report, by Anglican Bishop of Truro the Right Rev. Philip Mounstephen, show the persecution of Christians has neared genocide levels in some parts of the world.
"Evidence shows not only the geographic spread of anti-Christian persecution but also its increasing severity," the Bishop wrote.
"In some regions, the level and nature of persecution is arguably coming close to meeting the international definition of genocide, according to that adopted by the UN."
Mountstephen estimates that "80% of persecuted religious believers are Christians."