Nigeria: Muslims destroy 50 of 52 Catholic churches; kill 25 in bus bombing

via Boko Haram allegedly destroyed 50 Catholic churches in Borno state – UPI.com.

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, March 18 (UPI) — Boko Haram militants in Nigeria destroyed 50 of Borno state’s Catholic churches, a priest charged.

The Rev. Jerome Ituah of Christ the King Catholic Parish in Kurudu, a populated area of the Abuja Capital Territory, made the accusation Saturday, saying he witnessed the destruction, Leadership Newspapers reported.

“Out of the 52 Catholic churches in Maiduguri diocese, 50 of them have been destroyed by Boko Haram. Yet the faithful are not discouraged of their faith. You would always see them worshiping under rain and sun in open places at the site of their destroyed places of worship,” Ituah said.

Ituah, who was in Maiduguri to lead a retreat with priests and the bishop of the diocese there, called on Catholics in Kurudu to pray for their counterparts in Maiduguri and elsewhere in northern Nigeria.

h/t Jihad Watch who writes:

Shhh. Don’t say anything about this. If you do, it might harm the ongoing “Muslim/Christian dialogue.”

Elsewhere in Nigeria, Muslims kill at least 25 in Kano bus bombing:

A car bomb attack in a Christian enclave of Kano, the largest city in mainly-Muslim Northern Nigeria, has heightened religious and ethnic tensions throughout the country.

At least 25 people have been killed and at least 60 others injured, following the 18th March suicide bomb attack in a bus station in the Christian district of Sabon Gari. The bus station is primarily used by passengers heading for the mostly Christian South of the country. Five buses were destroyed, one reported to be full of people.

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and its main Muslim counterpart Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI (Society for the Victory of Islam) in separate reactions expressed deep concern. JNI’s President, the Sultan of Sokoto is spiritual leader of Nigeria’s 70 million Muslims and has huge power and influence.

CAN President Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor condemned “the barbaric and sustained bomb and gun attacks on innocent Nigerians” and called on the Federal Government to support the Christian association’s call for the branding of Boko Haram as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation, or FTO.

“The Federal Government should liaise with the international community and obtain their expertise in order to deal with the terror acts.

“The Federal Government cannot continue to condemn these heinous acts of the enemies of unity and agents of death without prosecuting those already arrested. This does not add up in any way. The Federal Government should do the right thing by prosecuting those already in its net with proven record of complicity.

The Christian leader is working for “unity” with a group called “Society for the Victory of Islam”? Talk about a proven record of complicity. 

8 Responses

  1. LOL! First time I’ve seen the disclaimer there about our comments and IP addresses being our legal problem, not creeping’s. Maybe this will weed out some of the foaming-at-the-mouth nutcases.

    Unfortunately, the Catholics in Nigeria are going to have to learn how to defend themselves against the invading Muslims, or convert to Islam. Much as the natives in Nigeria had to do against the Catholics when they invaded over the centuries. That’s the same choice the Catholics (and Protestants later) gave the natives, convert or die.

    Could this possibly be karma in effect, right in front of our very eyes?

    That being said, it was wrong then and it’s wrong now. Two wrongs don’t make a right, etc. All very true. Enough of the bloodshed and the murder already.

    Everyone leave everyone else alone. Kids!!!!

    • Could you provide more details about the forced Christian conversions at the point of the sword and the Christian acts of terror, murder of innocents, burning of traditional religions’ houses of worship, and so on? I looked for this history, but was unable to find mention of it. All I could determine is that the French established trade in Nigeria in the 18th century, mostly in slaves and later in palm oil and timber; after the Napoleonic wars, Britain came to have more power there. As to Catholic terrorists or armies similar to Boko Haram invading and killing innocents over the centuries, I have not been able to find specifics. If you have a source for this information, please supply it; otherwise, it sounds a bit like the usual ploy of the irreligious who humbly claim superiority to the faithful on the basis of historical atrocities, often bogus or part of the canon of liberal antichristian propaganda one meets with everywhere. Just wondering which specific acts of Christian massacre you were speaking of so I can get my facts straight. Thanks.

  2. Shhh. Don’t say anything about this. If you do, it might harm the ongoing “Muslim/Christian dialogue”

    hahahahahahaha REALLY?

  3. UNited nation should unite all free world and put a curb on islamic expansion.Or these converts to islam will destroy this human race and all accumulated knowledge

  4. Reblogged this on just2bwise and commented:
    It’s TRUE…the Federal government of Nigeria IS obviously being “paid-off” to “look-the-other-way” when it concerns the BOKO HARAM! Otherwise, it would have SMASHED them a long time ago! AND, where is the “Muslim” President of the United States, OBOZO, in all of this? NOT a word from him, his administration, the ACLU here in the U.S. and/or the “media”…foreign OR domestic, as usual! NOPE! NOBODY talks out loud about the atrocities being committed by this group or the hourly raping of women & children that goes on in Nigeria by these “sick-minded” Muslims of that God Forsaken country. AND yet, Nigeria is probably one of the most advanced intellectual countries in the world today!!!
    “GO FIGURE!!!”

  5. If we were like them, we’d retaliate buy burning Mosque’s here in America.

  6. SO so so shameful. The way things are going, the next world war may be Islam-triggered one. In Nigeria, we are gearing up towards that. Why do we fight for on the basis of religion when we all claim to serve the same God? I doubt if we serve the same GOD.

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