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ICC Note: The continued attacks by terrorist groups and other gunmen have caused massive damage throughout both Northern and Central Nigeria. Despite efforts to implement a state of emergency the attacks have only accelerated in pace and severity.
03/18/2014 Nigeria (WND) – A wave of weekend violence by the Nigerian jihadist organization Boko Haram that killed more than 115 Christians in northeastern Borno state underscores the helplessness of a government that now is attempting a “soft approach” to stopping the carnage.
In February alone, Boko Haram killed more than 400 people in its ongoing effort to subdue Christians and establish Islamic law, or Shariah, throughout the northern African nation, noted Todd Daniels, an analyst for International Christian Concern, a Washington, D.C.-based group that assists persecuted Christians worldwide.
The Muslim attacks have forced more than 300,000 people to leave their homes in northeastern Nigeria since 2010, according to a United Nations estimate. Most are internally displaced and some have fled to Chad, Cameroon and Niger.
Daniels told WND the Nigerian government is paralyzed, noting a report that President Goodluck Jonathan is going to try a soft approach and sit down and talk.
“Now doesn’t seem like the time for that,” Daniels observed.
“They tried the military approach, and that was ineffective, but it’s not likely that talking will bring any results.”
In a recent nighttime rampage, Boko Haram killed two in a village in Borno state, killed a pastor and his family, burned the pastor’s house and burned several church buildings. In a string of similar attacks, Muslim herdsmen of the Fulani tribe killed 20 people in one village, killed a state governor and burned down the governor’s house.

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