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Nigerian bishops plead for peace as Boko Haram bombings continue

Catholic World News - December 20, 2011

After a new series of bombings in northern Nigeria, attributed to the anti-Christian sect Boko Haram, the country’s Catholic bishops have issued an appeal for “reconciliation, justice, and pace in the face of dramatic challenges to the security in our country.”

The bishops said that “Nigerians must learn to live together in peace, or they will die because of violence and mutual destruction.”

One person died and several were injured on December 18 in Kaduna when a bomb exploded. A day earlier, three Boko Haram militants were killed accidentally as they worked on another explosive device. Police discovered a laboratory where members of the sect were manufacturing bombs.

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