Nigeria declares state of emergency in three states

Nigeria has declared a “state of emergency” in three states where the Islamist group Boko Haram is rife. President Goodluck Jonathan declared the states of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, the three hardest hit by the insurgency. He said more troops would “immediately” be deployed to the areas. Mr Jonathan made a similar… Read More Nigeria declares state of emergency in three states

Nigerian Army said to help in slaughter of Christians

Plateau state governor fears alleged involvement of soldiers sets dangerous precedent. Muslim extremists with the alleged help of Nigerian army personnel killed 24 Christians this month in central Nigeria’s Plateau state, area sources said. The attacks started Aug. 11 in Ratsa Foron village, where assaults that day and on Aug. 15 left six Christians dead;… Read More Nigerian Army said to help in slaughter of Christians

Islam mocks “democracy” as 500 die in post-election Nigeria

A Nigerian human rights group says more than 500 people died after presidential elections earlier this month. The Civil Rights Congress said the violence happened mostly in the northern state of Kaduna and that the number of victims could be even higher. Rioting broke out when it emerged that Goodluck Jonathan, a southern Christian –… Read More Islam mocks “democracy” as 500 die in post-election Nigeria