Nigeria's president said Sunday that ongoing sectarian assaults by a
radical Islamist sect are "even worse" than the country's 1960s civil
war that saw 1 million people die — suggesting that the enemy this time
could be lurking anywhere and everywhere.
President Goodluck Jonathan's comments about the sect known as Boko
Haram came as authorities said that suspected gunmen from the group
killed at least six people in separate weekend assaults. The sect has
killed at least 52 people in recent days after pledging to target
Christians living in the multiethnic nation's Muslim north.
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