Skip to comments.Worshippers killed in attack on Nigerian university
Posted on 04/29/2012 5:33:41 AM PDT by Milagros
Nigeria Police say at least eight people have been killed in an attack on a church service at a Nigerian university in the northern city of Kano.
Explosions and gunfire rocked Bayero University, with witnesses reporting that two church services were targeted as they were being held on campus.
One of the services was being held outdoors, while the second was inside a building, but with an overflow audience outside, witnesses said.
Officials were unable to confirm casualty figures, but one correspondent counted six bullet-riddled bodies near one of the two sites and said other bodies had been seen on a roadside by the university.
Musical instruments and half-eaten meals could be seen at the site of one of the services.
An army spokesman confirmed the attack but could not provide a casualty toll.
Lieutenant Iweha Ikedichi said it appeared the attackers used bombs and gunfire in the assault.
Witnesses said the attackers arrived in a car and two motorcycles, opening fire and throwing homemade bombs, causing a stampede.
They said worshippers were gunned down as they sought to flee.
"They first attacked the open-air service outside the faculty of medicine," one witness said.
"They threw in explosives and fired shots, causing a stampede among worshippers. They now pursued them, shooting them with guns. ... They also attacked another service at the sporting complex."
A witness who said he was at the sporting complex at the time of the attack reported hearing gunshots outside while they were praying.
"Then there was pandemonium," he said, adding that he later saw two men outside shooting indiscriminately.
A crowd of people later gathered at a Kano hospital waiting to hear news about friends or family.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although the attack was similar to others carried out by the Islamist group Boko Haram.
Boko Haram claimed January 20 attacks in Kano, the largest city in Nigeria's mainly Muslim north, when coordinated bombings and shootings left at least 185 dead in the extremists' deadliest attack yet.
On Thursday, bomb attacks at the offices of the ThisDay newspaper in the capital Abuja and the northern city of Kaduna left at least nine people dead.
The group has previously targeted churches, including on Christmas day when at least 44 people were killed in a bombing at a church outside Abuja.
A bombing on Easter Sunday in Kaduna near a church that killed at least 41 people was a stark reminder of the Christmas attacks, but Boko Haram is not known to have claimed it.
Boko Haram's increasingly bloody insurgency has claimed more than 1,000 lives since mid-2009. Police and soldiers have often been the victims of such attacks, although Christians have been targeted as well.
Our lord Jesus is certainly reviled by the death cult.
satan you are a laughable ridiculous loser. Christ Jesus reigns. No Christian is afraid of dying. Just losers that follow laughable ridiculous losers are afraid of transferring to the real world.
"...who, being themselves but fallible and uninspired men, have assumed dominion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible, and as such endeavoring to impose them on others, hath established and maintained false religions over the greatest part of the world, and through all time;...that it is time enough for the rightful purposes of civil government, for its officers to interfere when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order; and finally, that truth is great and will prevail if left to herself, that she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate, errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them. ""I HAVE SWORN UPON THE ALTAR OF GOD ETERNAL HOSTILITY TO EVERY FORM OF TYRANNY OVER THE MIND OF MAN"--The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom
--Thomas Jefferson, 1786
Prayers For Our Persecuted Brothers and Sisters. They are Heroes and Martyrs for the Faith.
Can someone please explain to me why Muslims hate Christians and Jews who are not infidels. It makes no sense. And no, I don't want to go back and read the rambling Quran or the Hadiths.
Muslims killing Christians? Just fine. Part of their culture/tradition. Crusaders even saying anything bad about muslims? Bad! Deserving of no trial and instant beheading which is okay for them to do. Culture and tradition don’t cha know.
Helping keep mankind warm for almost 65 years.
>>They are Heroes and Martyrs for the Faith.
Allowing one’s self and one’s family to be pacified into McSheeple who are easily exterminated — is a sorry substitution for a spiritual life.
Just my opinion,
>>What I still don’t get is their hatred of Christians and Jews.
The hatred is deliberately manufactured through the process of Islam — which is a violent and tyrannical political system hidden behind a religious facade.
Observe the collaboration between Islam, Catholicism, and the Nazis circa 1933.
Same ol’ bullshyte.
Your missive against the Catholic Church is ill-advised and not true.
Coming to a Beloved Nation near you very Soon...perhaps already here.
I hear you.
You gotta read til the end to find out it was Christians killed, but what was the religion that did the killing?
It’s historical fact.
“I have sworn upon the alter of Almighty God eternal hostility to EVERY from of tyranny over the mind of man”
Indulgence that, Jack.
Thank You, FRiend for defending me! :-)
I don’t even answer those feeble attempts at sarcasm. Such remarks will not deter me in my prayers for our Christian Brethren (Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Evangelical, and Pentecostal)who are under the boot of Islam.
The present-day persecution of the Ancient Coptic Religion in the “New” MB Egypt is a perfect Example.
I am a Catholic conservative mom. Catholics today represent the primary line holders against divorce, abortion, homosexuality and are under severe attack from the administration. We don’t need to be under attack based on old tired prejudices that have been bandied about and disproved for years as lies and falsehoods.
These are the fruits of CAIR lobby "guidelines" to Reuters, AP.
Pacified sheep to the McSlaughter.
The only thing the Muslim Brotherhood, and those like them, will receive from me is ETERNAL HOSTILIY.
Link didn’t come out.