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Boko Haram attacks continue

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03 October 2014

AP

Plea: the Shehu of Borno, al-Hajj Muhammad al-Amin ibn Muhammad al-Kanemi, asks for a period of prayers and fasting, as he speaks to vigilantes and local hunters, outside his place in Maiduguri, at the start of last month, after attacks in the area by Islamist extremists escalated

Plea: the Shehu of Borno, al-Hajj Muhammad al-Amin ibn Muhammad al-Kanemi, asks for a period of prayers and fasting, as he spea...

CHURCHES were burned, and a pastor and teacher were among dozens killed, in the latest attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria.

Newspapers in Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria, reported that ten churches had been burned to the ground last weekend; also houses belonging to Christians in Borno State.

Reports say, however, that, as the terrorists left, they were ambushed by government troops, and many of them were killed.

The charity the Barnabas Fund said that Christians had fled to mountains and villages near by, seeking refuge. Thousands of people have been killed in the region since the insurgency began in 2009.

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