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Car Bombing Kills 4 in Nigerian Christian Neighborhood

A man checks the wreckage of a car at the scene of a suicide blast at the predominantly Christian Sabon Gari neighborhood in Kano, northern Nigeria, May 18, 2014.
A man checks the wreckage of a car at the scene of a suicide blast at the predominantly Christian Sabon Gari neighborhood in Kano, northern Nigeria, May 18, 2014.
VOA News
A suicide car bomber killed at least four people Sunday in a Christian neighborhood of the northern Nigerian city of Kano.
 
Police say the blast happened on a street with a number of bars and restaurants.
 
No one has claimed responsibility. But suspicion is likely to fall on Boko Haram - the Islamic militant group using terrorism to set up a conservative Islamic state in northern Nigeria.
 
Boko Haram is still holding 276 schoolgirls hostage, having kidnapped them from their village last month.
 
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and other African leaders attended a French-organized meeting in Paris Saturday on ways to deal with the terrorists.

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by: ezekiel from: lagos
May 19, 2014 4:13 AM
@nonza.What u should
know is that no one can enjoy infrastructure in d

grave.try and think,what of if u had been one of dis people buried in mass grave.Keeping quiet can not solve d problem.It should be reported because it is most important thing now-people died enmass!











by: Ishaya Aiki Kaka from: kebbi state
May 19, 2014 3:33 AM
president goodluck should act fast things are getting out of hand

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by: Suave from: USA
May 21, 2014 2:56 AM
By the time the Nigerian Government catches up with Boko Haram the people of Northern Nigeria extraction would have become a minority


by: Hamidi from: Kabul Afghanistan
May 19, 2014 2:46 AM
My special regards to the Muslim Religious Leader in the world,
As we see there is a lot of day to day violence, on the people both the Islam and other religions’ followers in the world but most of them are from the people who professing themselves as Muslims and the only owner of this world but that isn’t right, because Islam don’t like Jealously and the reason that Islam don’t want the Jealously is that there was a heart surgery of our prophet (Muhammad PUH) by the angles when he was 4 years old and the God order to the angels to wash and clean all the Hormones which are producing jealously at the nature and habits of a human, as the biggest Character of Our Prophet Muhammad PUH was that before the time he assigned as a messenger of Allah All the people knows him by the Name of Amin (Honest single hearted) person, and it was the reason that Madam Khadija-TUL-Kobra May Allah be pleased from her Send him as a special delegate to sell her business goods in Syria and other part of the Arabic world So when Muslim are the special followers of That Honest prophet (Muhammad) who assigned as Messenger for the whole Living creatures living on the earth, and his god instruct him for the first time that there is no coercion in religion and the god says please deliver the Islam to the none Muslim people with Friendly and smiley way and accent, the god also says in Quran first of all please invite the nun Muslims to convert to Islam god didn’t say to kill nun Muslims but said try to convert them to Islam, So Why Bombs? Why Violence? Why killing of the people?
At the end I want to ask all the religious leader of Islam to explain the Jihad and Islam to the people and Mujahidin in the whole world exactly like the our prophet Muhammad bring the order from the God, and let me have a politely suggestion from all the political players in the world to let the Muslim and nun Muslim to stay in touch and don’t make them separate.

Hamidi


by: daniel from: nigeria
May 18, 2014 11:17 PM
continued reporting of such evil is good to put pressure on our government to act.


by: nonza
May 18, 2014 9:43 PM
Please report other good things about this administration other than boko haram please. This administration has achieved good things in terms of infrastructions upgrading and breaking new grounds. Even if its opposition achievement we don't mind. Nigeria is not all about boko and all we want you to do is to help us tell these small brains to drop their bombs and ammunitions and this government put the country in a new pedalstal which this government is trying to do.

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by: Xaaji Dhagax from: Somalia
May 19, 2014 3:53 AM
Western media has a deep rooted culture of reporting only Africa's bad images to the world. The media has no interest of printing our success stories We, Africans, should not be concerned about that. But I do strongly believe that President Goodluck Jonathan has the responsibility and mandate to contain and pulverize Muslim terrorists of Boko Haram. Right here in Somalia, B. Haram's sister organisation , Al-Shabab, have played havoc with our physiological well-being. On the other hand, Al-Shabab herded us to where life has had so little value for so long.

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