Pastor, deacon, 14 others killed at Christmas church services in Nigeria by radical Islamists, Boko Haram


Pastor, 14 others killed at Christmas church services in Nigeria by radical lslamists

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USAfrica: The fears and concerns of many Nigerian christians over a potential attack in northern Nigeria during this year’s christmas services have become real with the killing of about 15

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of their fellow adherents at 2 churches.

6 persons were killed and several injured at the Church of Christ in Nations in Potiskum, in Yobe State. The attackers shot the pastor and set the house of worship on fire during the Christmas eve session.
At the embattled city of Maiduguri, in Borno state where Boko Haram sect has its biggest base, a church deacon and 5 worshipers at the First Baptist Church were murdered.
Meanwhile Pope Benedict XVI has condemned those attacks on churches “where savage acts of terrorism continue to reap victims, particularly among Christians.”
In 2011, the group Boko Haram and its splinter groups launched pre-Christmas and Christmas Day attacks in northern and central Nigeria last year killed at least 60 christians, dramatizing the incapacity of the federal government led by President Goodluck Jonathan to deal with the domestic terror and religious violence.
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The greatest Igbo ODUMEGWU OJUKWU’s great farewell in Aba. By Chido Nwangwu

USAfrica: Ikemba ODUMEGWU OJUKWU’s farewell in Aba, today February 28, 2012, reflected a fitting tribute, historically meaningful celebration, proper regard and deserving appreciation of the greatest Igbo, in my opinion, to have ever lived (like him or hate him).

I SALUTE Aba (aka Enyimba city), the robust and fearless town I was born, bred and raised, for giving the Ikemba, our Ochiagha, Gburugburu, Oka oburu uzo, dike na ndu ma n’onwu, mgbadike anyi, a hero’s farewell.

To the Ikemba, may your valiant soul rest in peace and dignity.

We will, and I, Chido Nwangwu, will never forget to continue to tell my generation and the next about your towering courage through tempest and thunder; through sorrow, pain, tears, blood…. •Dr. Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher of USAfrica multimedia networks, first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet; and recipient of several journalism and public policy awards, was recently profiled by the CNN International for his pioneering works on multimedia/news/public policy projects for Africans and Americans.

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  1. I stand by my statement of 2011.

  2. Obim you do not negotiate with the devil. Boko Haram as they call them are devil. But listen my bretheren I said it amd am still saying it if Boko Haram should come to the south to bomb or attempt to the southerners shouth go offensive non stop then go to the table to talk if the call for it. This mess is being pampered.

  3. @Patrick. Say it loud. Complete incompetence.

  4. @Ngozi. His performance is overtly weak.

  5. @Bobosky. So are you saying that we should give in to their demands?

  6. @Ogboso. Same question here. Where is the intelligence dept?. Wow!! Colossal failure.

  7. Performing below average in the midst of aboundance is absolute incompetence and needs no expert to recommend his exit. I only hope that another ridiculous selection does not determine who takes the seat of Nigerian Presidency.

  8. Obi u are talking of re election….i wish him luck with that one. 1. When Boko haram were 14 or 15 Jonathan did not and could not wipe them out. In my little mind, i think they have grown now BUT a determined and focused leader could still go to work. Every Nigerian i know well that i talk to both here and at home is very displeased with the performance of the President.

  9. Bokoharam are deadly

  10. I strongly suport your though and idea Boko Haram are people who formed the orgnization the gov know them if not where is our intelegence dept. SOS CIA, Ploice etc

  11. If Jonathan could not defeat boko haram, I honestly think he should not run for reelection.

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