Sunday, January 8, 2012

Nigerian Militants attack Church, Kills 15 People

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Foto: Associated Press
Photo: Associated Press
ABUJA militant Group Boko Haram-back attacks to a church in Northern Nigeria which killed at least 15 people.

"We have decided to fight and defend themselves against the killings didn't make sense," said the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor as cited Associated Press, Sunday, (8/1/2012).

The attack happened after previous Boko Haram said it promised to kill Christians who settled in the area of Northern Nigeria which is dominated by Muslims. Responding to this attack, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor said it will not stay silent and be a counter-offensive.

"We cannot sit back and just watch people massacred like animals on a daily basis. Those who go to church was shot and killed. This is not acceptable, "he added.

Attacks also occurred in Yola, capital of Adamawa state, Nigeria, last Friday night. Eight men armed with a face covered with black cloth attacked the Apostolic Church. In the incident was reported to have killed eight of the Congregation of the Church. Responding to the attack, the Governor of Adamawa state Murtala Nyako impose a curfew.

Meanwhile at the same time attacks also occurred in the town of Potiskum, Yobe State in the State where gunmen torched a flock of two banks and involved firefight with police. Two people were reported killed in the incident.

Two Christian students at the University of Maiduguri was reported to have died after being shot by militant groups in the nearby state of Borno on Saturday yesterday.

Around 20 people were also reported killed in the attack which occurred in the Town Hall of Mubi, Adamawa, after the militant group attacked the Central Igbo Christian who held a meeting. On Thursday night, the militant group was reportedly also attacked a church in the State of Gombe, causing eight people were killed.

The Government of Nigeria is rated slow in responding to a series of terror acts committed by militant group Boko Haram. Although as of 31 December President Goodluck Jonathan announced, a State of emergency in the area of Borno, Niger, Yobe State and a series of action Plateu terror is yet to be stopped.

Boko Haram as long as it comes across as the most dangerous militants in Nigeria. The group is fighting for enactment of Sharia in Nigeria and demanded a fair division of territory between Muslims and Christians in that country.
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