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Nigerian Pastor Frees Muslim Prisoners for Ramadan, But Bombings Continue

(UPDATED) Goodwill gesture in Kaduna overshadowed as dozens die in Christian neighborhood of Kano.

Update (July 31): Christian leaders in Kano are claiming three churches were targeted by the bombs during evening worship services, reports Morning Star News. They estimate the death toll at 45 people, largely from one Pentecostal church and nearby Christian businesses.

World Watch Monitor also offers more details.


News of Nigeria's latest Boko Haram bombing mars an intriguing gesture of peace by a Nigerian pastor who enabled Muslim prisoners to spend Ramadan in their homes.

Yohanna Buro of Kano's Christ Evangelical and Intercessory Fellowship Ministries worked with volunteers to secure the release of 30 Muslim men and women, jailed for failure to pay fines, according to Deutsche Welle. Buro, who wants to further cooperation in the religiously divided nation, paid the fines and travel expenses for the prisoners to return home for the Islamic holy month.

"I have sought the release of my Muslim brothers, so they can fast and pray to God that peace will prevail in our country," ...

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