Kidnapping, Murder, Chaos Reign in Nigeria, by Ruth Kramer, Mission Network News
"On April 15, armed gunmen abducted at least 100 girls from a school in Borno State. The attackers are thought to be from the Islamist group, Boko Haram.
"24 hours earlier, bombings blamed on the group killed more than 70 people in Abuja. This brings to eight the number of attacks launched since since March. Most are blamed on the militant Islamic group Boko Haram.
"Spokesman with the Voice of the Martyrs USA Todd Nettleton says based on pattern, this week could be deadly. “There are several things that point to more trouble ahead. It is Holy Week. It is Easter Week. We have seen around the world where Christians and churches are sometimes targeted during that particular season of the year.”
"The Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden” in the local Hausa language, has been waging an armed campaign for an Islamic state in northern Nigeria. However, it seems the pattern of the Islamist agenda for Nigeria is to bring the whole country under the House of Islam."