Last week Boko Haram and Nigeria's security forces were involved in heavy gun battles. People fled the violence leaving everything in their wake, Last night, Tuesday December 27, 2011, a bomb was thrown into a school. The cowardly attacks look set to continue.
Boko Haram frowns on any political or social activity that may be viewed as Western. The Islamist group or sect was founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2002. He was killed by authorities in 2009 but the group reformed and have begun to escalate violence once again. They will not rest it seems until they are either wiped out or Nigeria is transformed into a strict Muslim nation, of centuries ago.
Business owned by Christians have been burned to the ground and a new Holy War is feared.