Tensions rise between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria
Imagine going to church with the knowledge that a bomb could explode during the service at any moment. That's the present reality for many Nigerian Christians.
A suicide bomber launched an attack inside a church in Jos
on 26th February. Two were killed and 38 were wounded, resulting in
a revenge attack by Christians who beat two Muslims to death.
The Islamist sect Boko Haram (meaning ‘Western education is
sinful’) focuses its attacks on authority figures including the police and
government, but has recently targeted Christians too.
According to development and relief charity Tearfund, an estimated 2,000 Christians have fled northern parts of the country where the attacks are most frequent. They are now in need of food, clothing and accommodation (Tearfund Prayer News).
The most deadly attacks so far took place on Christmas Day, when 37 people were killed and many more injured; Boko Haram have killed over 250 people so far this year.