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Catholic bishops warn of effort to split Nigeria

Catholic World News - September 11, 2012

The Catholic bishops of Nigeria have condemned the terrorist acts of Boko Haram, and warned that the group is seeking to split the nation.

The bishops’ statement read:

The patience of Christians, especially in the north, has been tried and tested for too long now through the unprovoked and senseless killing of Christians by the dreaded Islamic sect. We ask that the reckless attacks on them and other innocent Nigerians be brought to a halt through the proper use of intelligence and expertise available of government and security agencies both within and beyond Nigeria.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, the president of the Nigerian episcopal conference, said that Boko Haram is deliberately trying to stimulate sectarian violence as a way to divide the country.

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