Boko Haram Kill 10 Christians In Kaduna
Boko Haram gunmen on Thursday, attacked Nayi in Chikun local government, a mainly Christian village in Kaduna State, killing 10, including a pastor and injuring four others. "Ten people were killed in an attack on Nayi by unknown gunmen. Four people were injured in the attack. The gunmen raided homes of their victims on Thursday night. A pastor was among the dead," state police spokesman Aminu Lawan told newsmen.
Security forces have been deployed in the village and neighbouring town of Zonkwa following the killings. Nayi and Zonkwa are in the mainly Christian-dominated southern Kaduna where many were killed in violence that erupted following the April 2011 election victory of President Goodluck Jonathan. The violence spread to much of northern Nigerian, turning sectarian with fighting between Christian and Muslim youths. Leading in the attacks is Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist group that seeks to impose sharia law across Nigeria through terror attacks in drawing attention to their demands. The group whose name in Hausa language means "western education is sinful" is modeled after Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Human Rights Watch says over 1000 people have been killed since Boko Haram began its terror campaign in July 2009, including over 250 so far in January this year.
Boko Haram casualties are from diverse attacks on churches, government buildings, police stations and other targets, including drive-by shootings. Many have fled the north from these attacks.