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Around 8,000 Christians driven from Nigeria comment (0)

November 28, 2013

JOS, Nigeria — Islamic extremist Boko Haram insurgents have driven thousands of Christians from areas of Borno state in Nigeria, church leaders said. 

Boko Haram attacks that killed at least 150 members of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) in the past 10 months have caused 8,000 Christians to flee, EYN leaders said.

“Most of our church members affected by these attacks have fled to other communities, and they are in desperate need for help,” said Daniel Yumuna, Jos district secretary for EYN.

Militants from the extremist group destroyed 15 places of worship belonging to EYN, the dominant denomination in several  states in northeastern Nigeria with 180,000 members.

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