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Attack on Christians in Nigeria Kills at Least 15: Witnessposted on May 1, 2012
Reuters reports that Islamic separatists continued their attacks on Christians in northern Nigeria. Gunmen on motorbikes threw homemade bombs into a university theatre in Kano, where Christians had congregated to worship, and then shot worshippers who fled the building. With some 10-15 reportedly killed, these are the latest in a spate of killings in northern Nigeria, targeted at the region’s minority Christian population. The militant Islamist sect, Boko Haram, hopes to topple Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s government and create an independent, Islamic state in the north of the country.