Monday, August 26, 2013
Sunday's attack was one of a spate of deadly assaults by the Boko Haram Islamist sect this month that raises doubts about whether a military offensive against it since May can succeed.
Local vigilante groups run by youth volunteers have been instrumental in helping the military capture Boko Haram members, but they have also made them a target for the insurgents, drawing civilians further into the conflict.
Alhaji Baba Shehu Gulumba, chairman of Bama local council, told journalists in the nearest main city of Maiduguri that insurgents disguised as soldiers lured the youths into a trap. Nine others were wounded.
The peace of God inside our hearts is the same word as shalom which also means prosperity. So if you greet someone with the word shalom, what you are saying to the person indirectly is that he has inward peace which leads to outward prosperity. This means you cannot separate peace from prosperity neither can you separate prosperity from peace. Wherever you find peace after some time you will find prosperity and if you see prosperity going on a decline in the life of a person, the first thing you should ask is when such a person lost their peace, because peace and prosperity are tied together.