» 06/11/2012, 00.00
Nigeria, Boko Haram claims attacks on two churches: eight dead and over 50 injured
The attacks occurred Jos (central Nigeria) and Bui (nor-east of the country). Alarm: Islamization of African countries after the fall of the Libyan leader Gaddafi.
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As Islamic extremism comes to Maroua, PIME missionary bears witness
Fr Giuseppe Parietti saw yesterday’s twin market attacks in person. He spoke about the minutes after the blasts and how things are now. Religious fanaticism and poverty makes young people vulnerable to radicalism. However, countries that sell arms also play a role. In Cameroon, Muslims are in favour of peace.
06/05/2014 NIGERIA - ISLAM
Boko Haram abducts high school girls, sells them as slaves and wives "by Allah"
After their capture, 53 of the 276 abducted girls managed to escape. Now they are praying for their schoolmates, who might be sold in Chad, Cameroon and other neighbouring countries for $ 12. Boko Haram's arsenal is more modern and sophisticated than that of Nigeria's regular army. Its actions could influence upcoming elections.
12/01/2015 NIGERIA - ISLAM
Archbishop of Jos calls on world not to forget those who suffer, urges action to stop Boko Haram
Mgr Ignatius Kaigama talks about the suffering of a country hit by Islamist violence. For the prelate, what is going on "is not a clash between Christians and Muslims", but the result of an increasingly powerful group that is willing to attack anyone who stands in its way. He wants greater international commitment and "determination to halt terrorism."
30/06/2014 NIGERIA - ISLAM
Dozens killed and churches burned in latest Boko Haram attack
Police had promised residents protection following threats from the jihadists, but a local leader denounces that the army did not respond to requests for assistance launched by the villages under attack.
Boko Haram militants slaughter 150 people, including Muslims
The jihadists carry out raids during the Muslim evening prayer, killing men and women. The area had recently been taken from the Boko Haram fundamentalists.
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