Read Violence in Northeastern Nigeria Increasing Again at Religion Today.
"After an initial lull in violence following the announcement of a state of emergency in three northern Nigerian states, violence has been increasing over the past few months, Open Doors USA reports. The Islamic extremist group Boko Haram attacked a secondary school dormitory in Yobe around 1 a.m. on Sunday, killing more than 40 students. Although initial reports indicated that mostly Muslim students had died, Open Doors has learned that there may be some Christian students among them. The attack came just after the government, promising protection, had urged schools in Yobe to re-open after earlier similar attacks. Earlier this month, presumed Boko Haram fighters in Borno, Yobe and Maiduguri set up checkpoints and fired at motorists and bystanders. At least 10 Christians have died in these attacks, including a youth leader of an ECWA church in Maiduguri and a medical student. Open Doors has also received word that a pastor and his son were killed on Thursday night in Yobe when their church was burned to the ground."