Thursday, August 9, 2012

Nigerian update; August 9

It has been quiet for a while but we knew that couldn't last.  Two more articles, one death and one unexploded bomb.  And again, Christians are the target.

But remember, the real problem is Islamophobia and people like me.

From Waoh Najia August 9

Suspected Boko Haram Gunmen Kill Evangelist In Maiduguri,Nigeria

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect on Monday evening killed an evangelist with a Pentecostal church in Maiduguri, Ali Samari.

Evangelist Samari, 57, was with the Good News Church (GNC) Maiduguri and was reportedly killed at his Mafoni residence at exactly 6.30pm.

An eyewitness said the evangelist, who equally repairs wrist watches at the Post Office Area of the town was trailed to his house by two gunmen, after closing from work.

The witness also said the evangelist had sometimes this year received a stern warning from men suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect, asking him to vacate his residence...

And from Business Day August 8

Bomb found in Kogi

An unexploded bomb was found at the Revival Church in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi state.

This development comes a day after the attack on the Deeper Life Church in Okene in which 19 people died.

Did not see this story anywhere.

It is still unclear how many people were wounded in the attack Monday night as a number of the church members sustained various degrees of injuries.

According to the Military spokesman, Lt. Col. Gabriel Olorunyomi, the gunmen surrounded the church in the middle of a worship service and opened fire with AK-47 assault rifles on the worshippers.

Soldiers searched for gunmen through the night, but have made no arrests as of this morning.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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