Nigerians walk by after fire razes market 311.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
On Christmas Day, several churches were bombed in three towns in central and
northern Nigeria. At the St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla at least 37
people were reported killed.The upsurge in anti-Christian violence is
just the latest in a string of attacks carried out by the Boko Haram terrorist
group in the past two years. It is essential to understand that the wave of
attacks in Nigeria represent more than an isolated incident and is part of a
larger trend towards Islamist terrorism that stretches across the Sahara, all
the way to Somalia.
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