(BBC) Deadly attack on Nigeria’s Bayero university in Kano

Posted by Kendall Harmon

At least six people have been killed in a gun and bomb attack at a university in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, witnesses and police said.

A bomb squad and military units are searching for the gunmen who mounted the attack at Bayero University.

Reports suggest the violence may have targeted Christian students who were holding a religious service in one of the lecture theatres.

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Posted April 29, 2012 at 7:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Terry Tee wrote:

This is terrible.  Slowly Christians will be driven from the North of Nigeria.  This story suggests to me that long before the killers moved in, there were others, perhaps fellow-students, who provided the information about the Christian service that led to the attack.  Truly blood is on their hands as much as on the hands of the killers. Shameful.  I wish that the worldwide body of Muslim would make clear its revulsion at these deeds.

April 29, 12:29 pm | [comment link]
2. MichaelA wrote:

Good point Terry.  Yet, this is how the gospel was established in Britain and Europe during the dark ages, despite the threat (and often the reality) of death.

I fear that I could not stand in the face of such persecution, yet somehow our fellow believers in Nigeria and other places do, and we must stand with them in prayer and by any other means to which we are called.

April 30, 1:25 am | [comment link]
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