Nigeria: Suicide bomber rams into church, 8 killed – Boko Haram suspected
After the April 2011 presidential election, protests in Kaduna over Jonathan, a Christian, winning quickly turned into ethnic and religious violence that saw hundreds killed in that state alone.
Three church bombings in June claimed by Boko Haram and retaliatory violence after the attacks in Kaduna killed at least 50 people. Some fear the reprisal killings may begin again.
“The northern parts of Nigeria have suffered from so much bloodshed and violence,” said Shehu Sani, an activist who runs the Kaduna-based Civil Rights Congress. “We live in a continuous interval of bloodletting. We must not submit to violence or succumb to fear. Intolerance is eroding our liberties and insurgency is destroying our rights.”
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