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Nigerian bishop tells of church 'slaughter'

Posted on: January 29, 2014 6:36 PM
Borno and Adamawa are two of three north-eastern states put under emergency rule last May, as the military attempts to combat the insurgency.
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From the BBC News Website

A senior cleric has spoken of how suspected Islamist militants "slaughtered" some 30 churchgoers in north-eastern Nigeria on Sunday.

The [Roman Catholic] Bishop of Yola, Stephen Dami Mamza, told the BBC the insurgents had locked the church and "cut people's throats" in Waga Chakawa village, Adamawa state.

On the same day, militants also attacked Kawuri village in neighbouring Borno state, killing 52 people.

Both assaults were blamed on the Islamist Boko Haram group.

The organisation - whose name means "Western education is forbidden" - is especially active in the north-east of the country.

Boko Haram wants to impose a severe form of Islamic law, and has been blamed for thousands of deaths.

Borno and Adamawa are two of three north-eastern states - along with Yobe - put under emergency rule last May, as the military attempts to combat the insurgency.

Read the full article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25927205