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.
“You have to be a martyr for Christ to enter Heaven?”
Did anyone here claim that?
“What if I buy some indulgences, can I still get a vacation to Planet Kolob?”
Can you buy indulgences? Is there a planet Kolob?
“Oh wait, thats the wrong fraudulent Mystery Cult.”
How many cults do you imagine?
“Whirled any martyred Peacocks lately?”
Do you whirl peacocks? Is that before or after your meds?
[I dont see anywhere where Jefferson claimed to know with certitude that there were men who were eunuchs running a fraudulent Roman Mystery sun-cult.]
The Eunuchs who've been propping up your Roman Mystery sun-cult are a self-evident example of precisely that; as are the Ayatollahs and Mufti's who prop up the Islamic version.
>>Do you whirl peacocks?
Nah. That's just another religious facade propped up by "BARBAROUS ANCESTORS" for the dominion of others:
"So saying, the Angel Peacock, Melek Taus as we call him, spread his wings and flew away over the inaccessible mountain-tops. That is why we Yezidi, the descendants of that compassionate shepherd, sing hymns to appease and glorify the Spirit of Evil to this very day. Our hymns are scorned by the rest of the world. Both Christians and Muslims alike hate and persecute us. They call us 'Muraddun'-- Infidels and Devil-Worshippers. Our priests, Qawasls, travel secretly and do not wear priestly robes. They carry with them, hidden away from Muslim and Christian eyes, the effigy of a peacock. When we pray, we do not turn towards Mecca like the Muslims but towards the Polar Star, the immovable source of light in darkness, the point of the axis round which the whole universe resolves."
Why is it, Comrade Oprichniki, that folks like you who assert that their mythological concoction is superior to that of others - are nearly ALWAYS so ignorant of that to which they assert their superiority?
Would you say your ignorance is superior to that of the Jihadi murderers - or more or less equal in that, as long as you're "THE HAND OF GOD" like Ivan IV was, you're all morally superior and self-righteous in your own eyes?
“Nah. That’s just another religious facade propped up by “BARBAROUS ANCESTORS” for the dominion of others”
You have barbarous ancestors? Do tell.
“Why is it, Comrade Oprichniki, that folks like you who assert that their mythological concoction is superior to that of others - are nearly ALWAYS so ignorant of that to which they assert their superiority?”
Since I am not “Comrade Oprichniki” I don’t know who you’re talking to.
“Would you say your ignorance is superior to that of the Jihadi murderers - or more or less equal in that, as long as you’re “THE HAND OF GOD” like Ivan IV was, you’re all morally superior and self-righteous in your own eyes?”
Between the two of us, you’re the one who has shown ignorance. That won’t change either.
“The Eunuchs who’ve been propping up your Roman Mystery sun-cult are a self-evident example of precisely that; as are the Ayatollahs and Mufti’s who prop up the Islamic version.”
Again, I dont see anywhere in that where Jefferson claimed to know with certitude that there were men who were eunuchs running a fraudulent Roman Mystery sun-cult. When you find that let me know. Otherwise, it will be yet another epic failure on your part.
“Got Morals and Dogma, Comrade Oprichniki?”
Find that quote in Jefferson yet?
No? I didn’t think so. Another failure on your part. You will continue to fail too, of course.
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