Christians in Niger still recovering from attacks on churches after Charlie Hebdo massacre

Friday, April 24, 2015

(Worthy News)-- Christians in Niger are still recovering from violent attacks in January carried out in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre that resulted in the destruction of dozens churches throughout the country, Christian Today reported.

French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo published a cartoon of the Muslim Prophet Mohammad and its Paris offices were subsequently attacked on January 7 by two Muslim gunmen, killing 12 people.

In retaliation for the attack, Charlie Hebdo published a provocative cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad that triggered attacks against Christians and their churches in Niger on January 17.

Angry mobs of Muslims burned and destroyed a total of 69 churches as well as countless Christian homes, and killed 10 people in the violence that reached the country's capital, Niamey. --Source