2011-06-28 12:40:38

Tense calm in northern Nigeria

Two people were injured yesterday in a bomb explosion in northeastern Nigeria.

It was the third day of violence in the city of Maiduguri, which on Saturday two people killed by gunmen, and a series of bomb attacks on Sunday which killed at least 25 people.

The authorities blame the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, which draws inspiration from Afghanistan’s Taliban movement.

Christians in the region are now concerned for their safety.

“The are rumours, especially when we get close to the weekend, that the Boko Haram would like to strike,” says Rev. Yunusa Nmadu, the head of the Nigerian office of Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

“There is fear, but there is also security consciousness, in order to see that we are not badly hit by the activities of this evil group,” he told Vatican Radio.

Listen to the full interview by Charles Collins with Rev. Yunusa Nmadu: RealAudioMP3

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