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Pope Calls for Peace for Nigerian Christians

ICC Note:

As Christians in Nigeria continue to be the victims of Boko Haram's terrorist attacks, the Pope brought the worlds attention to their plight on Christmas. As a part of his Christmas message, the Pope lamented the "savage acts of terrorism" that Boko Haram has visited upon Nigerian Christians. Let us all take the time to pray and remember Christians in Nigeria today.

12/25/2012 Nigeria (PMNews) - Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday lamented “savage acts of terrorism” that frequently target Christian churches in Nigeria, during his traditional Christmas message.

The pontiff prayed for “concord in Nigeria, where savage acts of terrorism continue to reap victims, particularly among Christians”.

The Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has often targeted churches in its bloody insurgency, as well as police and other symbols of the establishment in Nigeria. Violence linked to the insurgency is believed to have left some 3,000 people dead since 2009, including killings by the security forces.

The violence is now worsened with the emergence of another terror group, the Ansaru, that claimed to have kidnapped French engineer, Frances Colump in Rimi Katsina, last week.

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