Nigerian state slaps curfew after church attacks

A north-eastern Nigerian state where attacks on Christians left around 30 people dead was put under round the clock curfew.

Kano: A north-eastern Nigerian
state where attacks on Christians left around 30 people dead
was put under round the clock curfew on Saturday, authorities said.

"Following spates of attacks in some parts of the
state, the government hereby imposes a 24-hour curfew
throughout the state," Adamawa state government secretary
Kobis Ari said in a statement.

Around 30 Christians were gunned in three separate
attacks attributed to Islamist sect Boko Haram.

President Goodluck Jonathan a week ago placed parts of
northeastern Nigerian under emergency rule in a bid to curb
escalating violence after 49 people were killed on Christmas
day, most of them at a Catholic church.

Adamawa state does not fall under the region where the
emergency rule is in force.

Eleven worshippers were killed Friday evening at a
church in Yola, the capital of Adamawa, according to a pastor.

Earlier yesterday, up to 17 other Christians were shot
dead in Mubi town in the same state. It was the deadliest
single attack in the region in the wake of an ultimatum issued
last Sunday by the Islamists for Christians to leave the
north.

PTI

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