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Commission: Boko Haram has attacked 50 churches since 2012

Catholic World News - August 21, 2013

The Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram has “bombed, burned, or attacked” 50 churches in Nigeria since January 2012, according to a new factsheet published by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.

The 50 attacks have killed at least 366 persons.

According to the commission, Boko Haram has also engaged in “31 separate attacks on Christians or [southern Nigerians] perceived to be Christian, killing at least 166 persons; 23 targeted attacks on clerics or senior Islamic figures critical of Boko Haram, killing at least 60 persons; and 21 attacks on ‘un-Islamic’ institutions or persons engaged in ‘un-Islamic’ behavior, killing at least 74.”

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