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Faith amid violence

Burkina Faso | Christians and others in Burkina Faso face attacks from growing insurgency
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/23/19, 02:55 pm

On the first day of December, about 10 gunmen stormed the SIM Evangelical Church of Hantoukoura in eastern Burkina Faso during Sunday service. They sprayed gunfire inside the church and killed 14 people, including the pastor.

In a statement, the Federation of Evangelical Churches and Missions (FEME) condemned the latest of the recurring attacks and called on Christian organizations to engage in the fight for peace.

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Dozens die in extremist attack in Niger

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/12/19, 12:32 pm

About 100 Islamist militants ambushed an army camp and killed 71 soldiers in western Niger. The three-hour assault was the deadliest terror attack on Nigerien forces in years. About a dozen other soldiers sustained injuries during the overnight assault, army spokesman Col. Boukar Hassan said on Wednesday.

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London attacker turned on those who helped him

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/02/19, 11:32 am

The man behind Friday’s stabbing on London Bridge was part of an educational program for violent offenders at Cambridge University. Usman Khan went on the stabbing rampage while attending an anniversary celebration for the program in London. Authorities convicted Khan of plotting two insurgent attacks in London back in 2012 and released him in December 2018. He killed Jack Merritt, the coordinator of the Learning Together program, and Cambridge graduate Saskia Jones.

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