Sunday, February 26, 2012

Nigerian update-Feb 25

The latest round of jihad on what is usually seen as a spiritual day (Sunday.)

From the BBC Feb 26

Nigeria unrest: Suicide bomb targets church in Jos

A suicide car bomber has killed at least three people at a church in the troubled central Nigerian city of Jos, sparking reprisals by Christian youths.
Witnesses said the suicide bomber drove his car into the prominent Church of Christ during morning prayers.
The radical Islamist sect Boko Haram later said that it carried out the attack.
The bombing sparked a riot by Christian youths, with reports that at least two Muslims were killed in the violence.
The two men were dragged off their bikes after being stopped at a roadblock set up by the rioters, police said.
A row of Muslim-owned shops was also burned, an AFP reporter at the scene said.
President Goodluck Jonathan condemned the violence and appealed for calm.
"Those who seek to divide us by fear and terror will not succeed," he said in a statement.
"The indiscriminate bombing of Christians and Muslims is a threat to all peace-loving Nigerians."
'Very angry'
Earlier, the suicide bomber smashed his car through unmanned gates towards the packed church, killing a woman in the process, witnesses said.
The explosives detonated close to where members of the congregation were attending a Sunday service, killing a father and his child.
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