Three Christians Killed in Nigeria Church Bombs

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At least three Christians were killed and several injured following explosions at two churches in Nigeria Sunday.

Two separate bombs were reportedly detonated -- one at the All Christian Fellowship Mission and another at Faith Mission Church in Suleja, Niger State.

Christian Solidarity Worldwide reports that several members of the All Christian Fellowship Mission were attending a church meeting after Sunday service when the explosion occurred.

Two victims were killed on the spot and four church members were rushed to the hospital.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but prior to the bombings the militant Islamic group Boko Haram had warned people to avoid Christian and government institutions.

The church attacks came following an upsurge in violence in the northeastern city of Maiduguri. Security had been tightened in the area days before the church bombings.

This past weekend, the Joint Military Task Force went house to house, rounding up suspected members of the Boko Haram group. Residents said the army "went on a rampage" because of an attack on one of its patrols.

Most churches in the city were reportedly closed over the weekend and they remain on high alert.

CSW Special Ambassador Stuart Windsor is calling on the Nigerian government to provide security during church services to ensure that the Christian community is protected.

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Gary Lane

Gary Lane

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