Nigerian Archbishop Denounces Boko Haram’s Use of Children as Human Bombs

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Appeals for National Unity Against Terror Following Massacre in Baga, 2,000 Feared Dead By Junno Arocho Esteves ROME, January 12, 2015 (Zenit.org) – Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos has called on the international community to act swiftly against the radical Islamist group Boko Haram in Nigeria. The prelate’s call for action comes on the heels of another attack by the terrorist group in Baga, killing an estimated 2,000 people. A statement released by Daniel Eyre, Nigeria researcher for Amnesty International, said the attack on Baga could be one of the … Continue reading

Facing Boko Haram, Nigerians ‘storm the heavens with prayers’

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(CNA/EWTN News).- Boko Haram’s expansion has meant murders, forced conversion, and forcible expulsion from homes, causing Catholics in Nigeria to pray and to reach out to help and console the militant Islamist group’s victims. “Brothers and sisters, there is no better time to storm the heavens with prayers and petitions than now,” Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos said during a national prayer pilgrimage Nov. 13-14. Thousands of people have recently lost their homes and their loved ones due to Boko Haram, he said. “Our darling innocent school girls from Chibok … Continue reading

2,500 Catholics killed in violence by Boko Haram

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AFRICA/NIGERIA – At least 2,500 Catholics killed in violence by Boko Haram, Bishop of Maiduguri reports Abuja (Agenzia Fides)- Some 2,500 Catholics of the Nigerian diocese of Maiduguri have been violently killed in Boko Haram violence, local Catholic Bishop Mgr Oliver Dashe Doeme told THISDAY a local newspaper. The Bishop has taken refuge with thousands of his faithful, in the parish of Saint Teresa in Yola in Adamawa state. The diocese of Maiduguri (capital city of Borno state) is in north eastern Nigeria which comprises the states of Borno, Yobe … Continue reading