View Full Version : Christians flee deadly attacks in Nigeria

01-12-2012, 09:01 AM
Hundreds of Christians have begun fleeing northern Nigeria after dozens were killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants who issued an ultimatum to Christians to leave the mainly Muslim region or be killed, witnesses said on Saturday.

A Nigerian newspaper on Tuesday published a warning from Boko Haram, a movement styled on the Taliban, that Christians had three days to get out of northern Nigeria.

Since the expiry of that ultimatum, attacks in towns in four states in northeastern Nigeria have left at least 44 people dead and hundreds of Christians are fleeing to the south, according to residents and a Red Cross official.

Gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs have targeted church congregations and a group of mourners in a church hall.


01-12-2012, 09:14 AM
I guess it's easy to be terrorist when you just go after church goers. I'm not a fan of any person trying to force another to leave because they have a different religion. The sad thing is, it's a lot more common in other countries than it is here and a lot more extreme. Stinks that not everyone is as open as the U.S. is about religious freedom. And yes I know we still have lots of issues on the front, but it's still way better than it is in other areas.

It's ironic that from something that's supposed to be so good (religion) that something can be created so bad simply because of differences in beliefs.

01-12-2012, 09:14 AM

Can't we all just get along? SMH.