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NIGERIA IN CRISIS

NIGERIA IN CRISIS

JOS, NIGERIA: Colleagues carry the casket at the funeral of Monday Pam, 27 years. He was a scout on security as his church, Finbarr Catholic Church in Jos Nigeria when a suicide bomber in a car detonated outside the church. Scouts had turned the suspicious looking car away but 5 were killed after the bomb was detonated including a 9 year old boy. At least 8 members of the church died. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attack. He was a scout on security as his church, Finbarr Catholic Church in Jos Nigeria when a suicide bomber in a car detonated outside the church. Scouts had turned the suspicious looking car away but 5 were killed after the bomb was detonated including a 9 year old boy. At least 8 members of the church died. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attack Nigeria the giant of Africa is the most populous country in Africa. The country has tremendous oil reserves but with high levels of corruption and poor governance most of the population live in poverty. With extreme ethnic political and religious divides and a lack of basic social security, the nation is on a slippery slope to anarchy. These elements have created a perfect environment for Islamist insurgents Boko Haram to out work their mission In the middle belt of Nigeria ethnic religious crisis has been common over the passed decade. Street violence can break out at a moments notice with the death toll reaching over 500 in just a few days. Over the past few years the situation has developed with the insurgency of Boko Haram. Loosely translated to 'western education is a sin' the Salafist sect aims to make Nigeria an Islamist state. They are conducting unrelenting attacks on security services, armed forces and places of worship especially churches. They have established a presence across the region and have further fueled tensions between Muslims and Christians. Indigenous Christians from the far North are fleeing for their lives and migrating further south. People across the middle belt are living in constant fear and tension. Mistrust of security forces are high and people are taking the law into their own hands forming militant vigilante groups and taking up and even making their own weaponry. Amongst a raft of already existing problems in the nation, people are fearing that Boko Haram could destabilize the entire country

AKWAI WAHALA - NIGERIA
AKWAI WAHALA - NIGERIA
NIGERIA IN CRISIS
NIGERIA IN CRISIS