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December 29, 2010

Islamic Sect Claims Credit for Nigerian Attacks

A few days ago we posted a video produced by CBN News about the attacks in Nigeria recently, and today we have news that an Islamic sect has claimed responsibility.

Here's a snip from CBN News...


A radical Muslim group in Nigeria, Boko Haram, has claimed responsibility for bombings and church attacks that killed at least 80 people on Christmas Eve.

"O Nations of the World, be assured that the attacks in Suldaniyya [Jos] and Borno on the eve of Christmas were carried out by us, Jama'atu Ahlus-Sunnah Lidda'Awatu Wal Jihad [Boko Haram], under the leadership of Abu Muhammad, Abubakar bin Muhammad Shekau," a statement posted on the group's website read.

Initially, authorities set the death toll at 38. But on Monday, Daniel Gambo of the Nigerian emergency management agency revised the estimate, saying approximately 80 bodies have been recovered so far in Jos.