“As many as 45 people were killed when bomb blasts rocked churches and the surrounding Christian area of northern Nigeria’s largest city in the latest setback for government forces fighting a spreading Islamic insurgency, officials and Christians said Tuesday, July 30.
At least 39 bodies were reportedly recovered around the Christ Salvation Pentecostal Church in Kano where the bloodiest attack occurred in the middle of a Monday night worship service. Six others were killed at other locations in Kano’s Sabon Gari area, said Tobias Michael Idika, a Christian community leader.”
Although Boko Haram has not officially claimed responsibility for the attack, Boko Haram (which translates to “Western education is a sin”) has made it clear that they wan Christians to leave northern Nigeria.
I highly doubt that it will end there. If Boko Haram gets their way, despite the Nigeria’s embattled government’s efforts to end Boko Haram’s four-year insurgency, I’m sure South Nigeria will be their next target. Rarely does radical Islam rest easy. Besides, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation and the largest oil producer.
Please pray for the persecuted Church of Nigeria.