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Boko Haram death toll: over 500 Catholics in Nigeria

Catholic World News - March 11, 2014

Boko Haram terrorists have killed more than 500 Catholics in Nigeria, and destroyed 20 churches and rectories, since launching their violent campaign in 2009, the Fides news service reports.

The Fides report is based on numbers furnished by Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri, whose diocese is in the northeast of Nigeria where the Boko Haram terrorists have been most active. Bishop Doeme said that the Boko Haram campaign is “a product of corruption.” He explained that the group was originally “created to defend the interests of certain politicians, then it turned into a violent sect.” Some politicians retain ties to Boko Haram, he charged.

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