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An Update on Freedom of Religion or Belief in Nigeria

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Nigeria: Kano mosque blasts death toll above 102

By IBRAHIM GARBA | AP KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed to track down the perpetrators of the bomb blasts that killed more than 100 people at the central mosque in the city of Kano. Jonathan said his government ... Full Article

Suicide bomber kills 32 in northeast Nigeria

POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) — A suicide bomber killed himself and 32 civilians Monday when he detonated explosives on the edge of a religious procession by the moderate Muslim Brotherhood in northeast Nigeria, a hospital official and witnesses ... Full Article

Gunmen kill worshippers, torch churches in Nigeria

Haruna Umar and Michelle Faul, The Associated Press BAUCHI, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic extremists sprayed gunfire at worshippers and torched four churches Sunday in a village just kilometres from the town where more than 200 schoolgirls ... Full Article

Nigeria’s deadly winter

Source: World Watch Monitor The new year has begun in exceptionally violent fashion in north-eastern Nigeria, prompting Christian organisations to renew their pleas for better government security. Boko Haram, the militant group that wants to set ... Full Article

Nigerian worshippers killed during mass

Boko Haram is suspected of carrying out a bomb attack on a Catholic church in north-eastern Nigeria on Sunday, which killed at least 22 parishioners. On the same day, attackers killed at least 52 people in a village in the neighbouring state of ... Full Article

Nigeria mosque attack kills 12

Gunmen armed with rifles and machetes attacked a rural village Sunday in northern Nigeria, killing at least 12 people, including worshippers leaving a mosque after prayers before dawn, officials said. The attack happened in Dogon Dawa, a village ... Full Article

Nigerian troops raid hideout over church attacks

Sapa-AFP Nigerian troops killed a suspected Boko Haram militant Tuesday during a pre-dawn raid in the city of Kano over weekend attacks against church services that left around 20 people dead.Relatives of victims of a gun attack mourn at the ... Full Article

Seven Christians Killed in Bauchi State

Early morning attacks in Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi state on Sunday (Jan. 22) left at least seven Christians dead and a church building destroyed. The attack on the Evangelical Church Winning All Church 2, residents of Tafawa Balewa said, was carried ... Full Article