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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.


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