09 November 2011

Persecution Watch: Nigeria: 60 dead

From La Stampa:
A Catholic Church was also destroyed in a series of attacks in Damataru, in North-East Nigeria, which have led to 60 deaths, according to provisional estimates, as well as numerous injuries.


Yesterday’s series of co-ordinated bombings with explosive charges, Fides explained, targeted the polices’ general headquarters, a number of police stations and six churches in the Christian quarter, Jerusalem. Other bombings had previously shaken Maiduguri and other neighbouring areas

The attacks have been attributed to militants of Boko Haram, an Islamic sect, which according to various sources, has supposedly forged an alliance with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb [more].

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