Will the Islamophobia never end?
“Deadly attack on Nigeria’s Bayero university in Kano,” from the BBC, April 29 (thanks to a):
At least six people have been killed in a gun and bomb attack at a university in Nigeria’s northern city of Kano, witnesses and police said.
A bomb squad and military units are searching for the gunmen who mounted the attack at Bayero University.
Reports suggest the violence may have targeted Christian students who were holding a religious service in one of the lecture theatres….
“The attack took place in one of the lecture theatres used as a place of worship by Christians,” said Lt Iweha Ikedichi….
Mohammed Suleiman, a history lecturer at the university, said security guards had to run for their lives when the violence broke out….
No group has said it launched the attack, but the Islamist militant Boko Haram group is active in Kano.
Boko Haram carried out a bombing in Kano in January that killed about 150 people, its deadliest attack to date.
Nigeria’s central government has struggled to contain the militant group, which operates mainly in the predominantly Muslim north, but has also struck as far south as the capital, Abuja.