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  • Islamic militants slaughter 50 sleeping college students in Nigeria

    09/29/2013 11:23:59 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 50 replies
    CBS ^ | 9-29-13
    POTISKUM, NIGERIA Suspected Islamic extremists attacked an agricultural college in the dead of night, gunning down dozens of students as they slept in dormitories and torching classrooms, the school's provost said, reporting the latest violence in northeastern Nigeria's ongoing Islamic uprising. As many as 50 students may have been killed in the assault that began at about 1 a.m. Sunday in rural Gujba, Provost Molima Idi Mato of Yobe State College of Agriculture, told The Associated Press. "They attacked our students while they were sleeping in their hostels, they opened fire at them," he said.
  • Muslim sect claims Nigeria church attacks; 25 dead (Christmas Day christian massacre)

    12/25/2011 2:54:10 PM PST · by NYer · 26 replies
    AP ^ | December 25, 2011 | JON GAMBRELL
    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — An explosion ripped through a Catholic church during Christmas Mass near Nigeria's capital Sunday, killing at least 25 people there, officials said. A radical Muslim sect claimed the attack and another bombing near a church in the restive city of Jos, as explosions also struck the nation's northeast.The Christmas Day attacks show the growing national ambition of the sect known as Boko Haram, which is responsible for at least 495 killings this year alone, according to an Associated Press count. The assaults come a year after a series of Christmas Eve bombings in Jos claimed by...
  • Christmas Attacks In Nigeria By Sect Kill 39 [Christmas Mass Murder On Church Doorsteps!]

    12/25/2011 12:18:23 PM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies · 1+ views
    LATimes ^ | December 25, 2011
    Christmas Attacks In Nigeria By Sect Kill 39 The majority died on the steps of a Catholic church after celebrating Christmas Mass as blood pooled in dust from a massive explosion. Men look at the wreckage of a car following a bomb blast at St. Theresa Catholic Church outside the Nigerian capital Abuja on Dec. 25. (Sunday Aghaeze / AFP / Getty Images) December 25, 2011, LAGOS, Nigeria— Terror attacks across Nigeria by a radical Muslim sect killed at least 39 people Sunday, with the majority dying on the steps of a Catholic church after celebrating Christmas Mass as blood...
  • "Nigerian Taliban" church bombings kill dozens [at Christmas Mass]

    12/25/2011 9:10:47 AM PST · by americanophile · 39 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 25, 2011 | CBS News
    (AP) LAGOS, Nigeria - An explosion ripped through a Catholic church during Christmas Mass near Nigeria's capital Sunday, killing at least 25 people there, officials said. A radical Muslim sect claimed the attack and another bombing near a church in the restive city of Jos, as explosions also struck the nation's northeast. The Christmas Day attacks show the growing national ambition of the sect known as Boko Haram, which is responsible for at least 495 killings this year alone, according to an Associated Press count. The assaults come a year after a series of Christmas Eve bombings in Jos claimed...
  • At Least 25 Dead in Blasts at Nigeria Churches

    12/25/2011 7:15:45 AM PST · by LSUfan · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 25 Dec 2011 | AP
    An explosion ripped through a Catholic church during Christmas Mass near Nigeria's capital Sunday, killing at least 25 people, officials said. A radical Muslim sect waging an increasingly sophisticated sectarian fight claimed the attack and another bombing in the restive city of Jos, as explosions also struck the nation's northeast. The Christmas Day attacks show the growing national ambition of the sect known as Boko Haram, which is responsible for at least 491 killings this year alone...
  • Christmas Day explosions rock Nigerian churches

    12/25/2011 7:07:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    AP/France 24 ^ | 12/25/11
    An explosion ripped through a Catholic church during Christmas Mass near Nigeria’s capital Sunday, killing at least 25 people, officials said. A radical Muslim sect claimed the attack and another bombing near a church in the restive city of Jos, as explosions also struck the nation’s northeast. The Christmas Day attacks show the growing national ambition of the sect known as Boko Haram, which is responsible for at least 491 killings this year alone, according to an Associated Press count. The assaults come a year after a series of Christmas Eve bombings in Jos claimed by the militants left at...
  • At Least 45 Christians Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria

    11/30/2011 7:37:13 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Ethnic Fulanis crying ‘Allahu akbar!’ attack church, communities. BARKIN LADI, Nigeria, November 28 (CDN) — Fulani Muslim herdsmen along with Muslim soldiers have killed at least 45 ethnic Berom Christians in Plateau state in the past week, Christians in this northern-central Nigerian town said. Smaller attacks beginning on Nov. 20, reportedly over allegations by Fulani Muslims of cattle theft, preceded an attack on a Barkin Ladi church on Nov. 23 that killed four Christians, and an assault the next day left 35 Christians dead in Barkin Ladi and nearby Kwok village, according to area Christian leaders. Church attendance was decimated...