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Mubi Massacre of 46 Students Linked To Nigeria's Boko Haram

Persecution watchdogs say Christians were targeted in school shootings.

(Editor's note: Open Doors research has confirmed that Christians were targeted in the killings.)

Nigerian police have arrested the "masterminds of the gruesome massacre" at a state university in Mubi, Adamawa state. The shooting killed 46 students, many of whom were Christians.

Officials report that the four university students who allegedly devised the attack acted in response to recent student government elections. The 46 victims–Muslims and Christians alike–were either newly elected student leaders or students who voted for them.

Yet some persecution watchdogs are reporting that the gunmen targeted Christians in the attack, only killing Muslims on accident.

The Christian Association of Nigeria condemned the attack. In a written statement, national secretary Musa Asake said that "CAN rejects the theory of election dispute as responsible for the massacre of over 40 students, considering the manner it was reportedly carried out."

Police also confirmed that ...

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