What does the sub-Saharan African nation have in common with Arab nations like Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia; what does it have in common with Iran or Turkey or even east Asian nations like Indonesia; what does it have in common with sister African nations like Somalia and Sudan?
Muslims persecuting Christians:
“The residents of Maiduguri [in Muslim-majority Borno State] are going through very difficult times because of the brutal violence of Boko Haram,” said Father Gideon Obasugi, relationship manager in the Diocese of Maiduguri after the February 1 attacks by Boko Haram. The army and militia were able to push them back and defend the city but “the attacks have become more frequent because the terrorists come increasingly closer to the city,” said the priest:
The Christians in Maiduguri are really paying a heavy price for their faith. This is the second Sunday that we had to postpone Mass or not celebrate it at all. We cannot even meet among ourselves on Sunday to thank God for his love and, in particular, to pray for the upcoming elections to be peaceful because threats have grown intolerable. There was a violent attempt by Boko Haram Islamic militants to destroy Maiduguri. I wonder when it will all end? Is it possible that we, as a nation, do not have the ability to put an end to all of this?