New church attacks in northern Nigeria; thousands of Christians flee
January 26, 2012
Bombs exploded at two churches, including a Catholic parish, in Bauchi State in northern Nigeria on January 22. The Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram is suspected of conducting the attacks.
While the explosions caused minimal damage, they have led additional Christians to flee largely Muslim northern Nigeria. Up to 35,000 Christians have fled the area in recent weeks in the wake of a Boko Haram ultimatum to leave.
- Explosions At Two Churches in Bauchi (Abuja Daily Trust)
- Many fleeing violence in Nigeria (Aid to the Church in Need)
- Boko Haram orders Christians to leave northern Nigeria (CWN, 1/4)