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Escalating violence in Nigeria; prominent Protestant pastor murdered

Catholic World News - May 17, 2013

Amid escalating violence committed by the Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in three states.

Shortly after the declaration of the state of emergency, terrorists burst into the home of Rev. Faye Pama Musa, a Pentecostal pastor who served as secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Borno State, and murdered him in front of his family.

“The problem is that the government does not take serious measures against Boko Haram,” Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of Yola said before the declaration of the state of emergency. “Even the president is focused on the 2015 elections. If he puts in place measures to control Boko Haram, he will lose support from northerners.”

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