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Nigerian Islamist sect attacks two local churches, estimated 21 killed

Kano, Nigeria; Maiduguri, Nigeria

Kano and Maiduguri, Nigeria

According to Reuters,” Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram killed four [some reports say five] people in an attack on a Sunday church service in the northeast town of Maiduguri, police said on Monday, adding to the death toll from a separate shooting in the country’s second largest city Kano.”

The Kano attack, which killed an estimated 16, also took place on Sunday during a church service. And, although the extremist group has not claimed the attacks, the massacres were similar to Boko Haram’s past assaults.

The Associated Press elaborates:

Boko Haram is waging a growing sectarian battle with Nigeria’s weak central government, using suicide car bombs and assault rifles in attacks across the country’s predominantly Muslim north and around its capital, Abuja. Those killed have included Christians, Muslims and government officials. The sect has been blamed for killing more than 450 people this year alone, according to an Associated Press count.

Please pray for Christians in Nigeria, and around the world, who are persecuted for their faith. May the peace and protection of God be theirs. “All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for I am being persecuted without cause” (Psalm 119:86).

Author: Stand For Israel | April 30, 2012
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What do you think?

  • Gerald
    May 1, 2012
    6:36 pm

    athe extremests only know of a vengeful god, not a loving God who’s love extends beyond the barriers of all the different religions of the world.

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  • Magdalena
    April 30, 2012
    7:27 pm

    Hatred and hurting other people is wrong. Why is it that many times people attack churches or believers.
    This is not good in God’s eyes. (James1:20)

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