6 Killed in Attack on Nigerian Church
[VOA News] Gunmen in northeastern Nigeria killed at least six people early Tuesday when they shot up a church during a Christmas Eve service.

Officials and residents say the attack happened shortly after midnight in a village outside the city of Potiskum in Yobe state. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Yobe is next to Borno state, the home of Islamic radical sect Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...

Rights groups say the gunnies have killed well over 1,000 people in the past four years.

Boko Haram attacked churches at Christmas in both 2010 and 2011. Last year's attacks killed more than 40 people.
Either the Nigerian government deals with these guys or else the local Christians are going to have to get some guns and start defending themselves. If it's the latter than we'll be reading all about attacks on Nigerian mosques, and we'll be reading about them in the New York Times, natch...

Posted by: Fred 2012-12-26