Churches in Nigeria install metal detectors after bomb threats
ICC Note: Churches in the predominantly Muslim Northern Region of Nigeria are installing Metal detectors in churches in hopes to prevent more attacks by terrorist organization Boko Haram.
07/02/2011 Nigeria(AllHeadlineNews) Churches in predominantly Muslim northern Nigeria are now being fitted with metal detectors because of threats of bomb attacks. Worshippers in Christian churches are also having their bags and persons searched over fears of explosives being smuggled inside.
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The unusual measures were precipitated by several bombing attacks against churches in the region attributed to the radical Islamic group Boko Haram.
Last Christmas Eve, more than 80 people were killed in numerous attacks in the region.
Just last weekend, Boko Haram killed 25 people during attacks on several beer gardens in the city of Maidugur.
A week prior to that, eight people were killed when Boko Haram attacked police headquarters in the capital Abuja.
The churches in the northern region are not the only places where heightened security is being put in place. In Abuja, a 10 p.m. curfew was imposed on Wednesday through much of the city.
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Tags: Boko Haram