Nigerian Militants Attack Church

A group of gunmen entered a village church in north-eastern Nigeria at midnight on Christmas Eve, opened fire on the worshippers and then set fire to the church.

  • Nigeria:  Gunmen Kill Five in Church Attack

    Leadership, 26 December 2012

    Gunmen on Christmas Eve attacked a church in Peri, Yobe State, killing at least five people, including the pastor, and setting the building on fire, residents and police confirmed ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Christmas - Security Tightened Nationwide

    Leadership, 23 December 2012

    Military and police authorities yesterday scaled up security measures across the federation to ensure safety of life and property during the Yuletide. State and local governments ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Christmas Evokes Sense of Insecurity in Churches

    This Day, 25 December 2012

    Kneeling over a dusty grave on the outskirts of Abuja, 16-year-old Hope Ehiawaguan says a prayer, lays down flowers and tearfully tells her brother she loves him. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Security Forces Find Bombs in Kano

    This Day, 25 December 2012

    Operatives of the Joint Military Task force (JTF) in Kano yesterday said it discovered and detonated explosives planted in strategic locations within the metropolis. read more »

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Nigerian police on standby.

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