Friday, January 6, 2012

6 more Christians murdered in Nigeria

This is getting so routine I could almost write a generic paragraph and just post that each time an article appears on Nigeria and Christians.  I mean no disparage to Christians or innocent Nigerians, it is just the continuous and devastating havoc wreaked by jihadists is becoming so common it is hard to read of it day after day.

The important part is that the news is spread; the world needs to always know how Islam is interacting with its neighbors, and its own.

From AFP/Yahoo January 6 by Aminu Abubakar

Gunmen kill six at Nigerian church

Gunmen have opened fire on worshippers as their eyes were closed in prayer at a Nigerian church, killing six in the latest of a series of attacks on churches in Africa's most populous nation.
The attack on the outskirts of the northeastern city of Gombecomes after an ultimatum issued Sunday by a purported spokesman for Islamist group Boko Haram for Christians to leave the country's mainly Muslim north within three days.
There was however no claim of responsibility for the attack on Thursday night at the Deeper Life Christian Ministry Church. Police said an investigation was ongoing and declined to say whether Boko Haram was suspected.
Church pastor John Jauro said confusion broke out when the gunmen opened fire and that his wife was among the dead. The number of attackers was not clear.
"It was around 7:30 pm," Jauro said. "I was leading the congregation in prayers. Our eyes were closed when some gunmen stormed the church and opened fire on the congregation.
"Six people were killed in the attack and 10 others were wounded."
Gombe police spokesman Ahmed Mohammed confirmed the attack and death toll, but said the gunmen had fled by the time authorities arrived at the church.
A hospital source said four of the victims were dead on arrival while the other two died later. The injured sustained serious gunshot wounds, the source said.
The attack comes amid intensifying concerns over the potential for renewed sectarian clashes in Nigeria, whose 160 million population is roughly divided between a mainly Muslim north and predominantly Christian south.
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