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Leading Nigerian prelate: Boko Haram becoming more fanatical

Catholic World News - October 01, 2013

The president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria has told the Fides news agency that the Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram is becoming more fanatical.

The prelate made his remarks following an attack on an agricultural college that claimed over 40 victims, most of them Muslims.

“In the beginning the aim of Boko Haram was to attack Christians in order to destabilize the community,” said Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos. “But now the ferocity of the members of this movement has no limits to the point of slaughtering even those who should be their fellow Muslims.”

“Boko Haram has made further progress in the sophistication and ferocity of their attacks, but it is now made up of fanatics who have lost their original goal,” he added.

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