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    Suspected Islamists Kill Nearly 100 in Nigeria

    FILE - People are seen next to dead bodies, laid out for burial, in the village of Konduga, in northeastern Nigeria, on Feb. 12, 2014, after an attack by Boko Haram militants killed 39 people.FILE - People are seen next to dead bodies, laid out for burial, in the village of Konduga, in northeastern Nigeria, on Feb. 12, 2014, after an attack by Boko Haram militants killed 39 people.
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    FILE - People are seen next to dead bodies, laid out for burial, in the village of Konduga, in northeastern Nigeria, on Feb. 12, 2014, after an attack by Boko Haram militants killed 39 people.
    FILE - People are seen next to dead bodies, laid out for burial, in the village of Konduga, in northeastern Nigeria, on Feb. 12, 2014, after an attack by Boko Haram militants killed 39 people.
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    Suspected Islamist militants have killed more than 90 Christian villagers in an attack in northeastern Nigeria.
     
    Witnesses say the suspected militants, dressed as soldiers, attacked the village of Izghe in Borno state late Saturday night.
     
    Hundreds of residents were forced to flee the area as attackers looted local businesses and set fire to homes before leaving in stolen vehicles.
     
    There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but authorities suspect the Islamist militant group Boko Haram was behind the attack.
     
    Last week, the group killed 39 villagers in a similar attack on another town in Borno state.
     
    Efforts by the Nigerian military to stamp out the group have not stopped the violence.
     
    Boko Haram has been fighting to impose Islamist Sharia law on a country split roughly equally between Christians and Muslims.

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    by: Isah from: Yola
    February 17, 2014 5:45 AM
    Some body like Caliboi commenting that a day shall come, and also refering alls with central African. Nigeria and central African are not thesame if you dont know ask!

    by: isah from: yola
    February 17, 2014 5:14 AM
    It's not Islamic Militans are killing in North East of Nigeria is Goverment that are killing

    by: Xaaji Dhagax from: Somalia
    February 17, 2014 4:43 AM
    Africa would have been much better off without Christianity and Islam. Both religions were imported into our continent by our European masters and Arab traders. Both religion condone slavery as divine obligation to maim, slaughter and humiliate black people. Western world and Middle Eastern jointly consider black people as wild animals.
    No religion is peaceful. Boko Haram and Al Shabab use religion to justify their criminal activities of killing, looting, rape and mutilating corps.

    Africans should also remember what we did to ourselves during Biafra war, 13 years long war in Liberia, DRC, Rwanda and now in South Sudan.
    Africans should wake up now before it's too late
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    by: Amina from: Kenya
    February 18, 2014 2:56 AM
    Dear Mbanana, I would rather worship and practice Voodoo than listen hateful sermons from Christian priest or Muslim imam. Voodoo heals soul and free from evil, it also does not teach us to kill and own another human being as property. Sometimes we do have irrational hostility among ourselves but we are not ugly diseased animal.
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    by: Mbanana from: South Africa
    February 17, 2014 12:05 PM
    so what do you suggest..?? should Black Africans go back to worship Voodoo?? is that "peaceful"? look, we know that we are ugly diseased animals - so we behave like animals.

    by: Jaymes from: PHC
    February 17, 2014 1:18 AM
    Govt should try and fish out the perpetrators.

    by: Caliboi Okpara from: Abuja Nigeria
    February 17, 2014 12:55 AM
    A day shall come when Boko Haram will run out of Nigeria. I really wants to tell the world to take note of what is going on in Nigeria. Remember Centre African Republic CAR crisis.

    by: ali baba from: new york
    February 16, 2014 7:22 PM
    bus explosion in Egypt . attack in Nigeria kill hundred . what is next?

    by: jobardu from: Washington DC
    February 16, 2014 5:26 PM
    Can you imagine the apoplectic screams of vituperation and outrage from Obama and the media if the slaughter had been the other way around, i.e. Christians on Muslims? Or even better, Israelis on Muslims. Not only would it be 'the end of the world' but the story would go on for months with demands for actions. Just look at the legs on the Trayvon Martin story or some of the actions attributed to the Israelis during the last clash with Hamas.

    Since it is only christians being killed the media give it a pass. No qualitative evaluations, straight news, like reporting the daily price of gold.

    It isn't like people are that dumb not to notice. What they conclude is that the mainstream media have no credibility, are two faced and have no principles. This would normally induce change, but doesn't since the media is a monoculture that listens only to itself and works to maintain and propagate its own power using libreralism as a club to silence opponents.
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    by: ali baba from: new york
    February 17, 2014 1:28 AM
    Muslim has the money .they have money to hire lawyers . they control media. it is money.

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