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Surprising Target of Latest Nigeria Bombing: Elite Military Church

(Updated) Meanwhile, Christian vigilantes kill Muslim at illegal church checkpoint.

Update (March 1): Morning Star News reports that Mohammed Isa, a Nigerian military commander, had prior knowledge of plans to bomb St. Andrews Chapel at the Command and Staff College in Nigeria–but failed to report the knowledge and avert the November 2012 attack that killed 20 Christians.

In addition, Morning Star reports that two Islamist extremists from the Boko Haram sect have been arrested in connection with the bombing.

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Boko Haram has orchestrated a bloody month for Nigerian churches.

In late October, the radical Islamist sect drove an SUV full of explosives into Sunday morning mass at a Catholic church in Kaduna. This past Sunday, a similar attack at St. Andrew Military Protestant Church at an elite military training center in Jaji, about 30 kilometers from the capital city of Abuja, killed at least 30 people, the Associated Press reports.

Boko Haram has not claimed responsibility for the attack, but it bears striking resemblance to the group's previous ...

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