Nigeria: Two Churches Attacked in Jos

Friday, July 10, 2015

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - Last week, Muslims attacked the Winning All Good News Church and St. Michael's Parish of the First African Church Mission, both in Jos, Nigeria.

According to Morning Star News, after a suspected Boko Haram bomber blew up a mosque whose imam preached for peaceful relations among religions, the mosque's Muslims inexplicitly retaliated by attacking two nearby churches!

The pastor of St. Michael's told Morning Star that he was at a loss to understand why the bombing of a local mosque should lead to the gutting of his church.

"A bomb exploded in a mosque and then they came to burn down our church," said the Rev. Isaiah Oluwagbayibi. "What has our church got to do with what happened in their mosque? "Are Boko Haram terrorists members of our church?"

The pastor said that they also looted and burned shops owned by Christians, while sparing the shops of Muslims.

"We love Muslims and have shown love to them in practical ways, but in return for our love for them, they repay us with evil attacks," said Oluwagbayibi. "Why so?"