December 26 – 2010 – KANO, Nigeria – 42 people were killed during a series of attacks Christmas Day in Nigeria that included the bombing of a Catholic church outside the country’s capital Abuja. A Boko Haram spokesman using the nom de guerre Abul-Qaqa claimed responsibility for the attacks. Boko Haram’s targets have included both Muslims and Christians. However, the group has begun specifically targeting Christians after promising it will kill any Christians living in Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim north. That has further inflamed religious and ethnic tensions in Nigeria, which has seen ethnic violence kill thousands in recent years. Associated Press writer Ibrahim Garba contributed to this report. Please pray for the Christians of Nigeria!