Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Islamic sect Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for Sunday's attacks on churches in Nigeria's central city of Jos and the northern town of Biu which left at least six dead and dozens injured, the local media reported Monday.
The paper said sect spokesman Abul Qaqa claimed responsibility in a phone call to select journalists.
“By the special grace of our creator, we have today (Sunday) successfully attacked two churches in Jos and Biu,” Qaqa said. “As we said earlier, we would step up attacks on our enemies. This is a war between us and the Nigerian state and there is no going back.”
Qaqa said the successes recorded by the sect in the last few days have proved the Nigerian security agencies wrong.
“They (security) claimed they have recorded over 90 percent success in their war of attrition, we want Nigerians to make deductions from what transpired recently. We would not bow out until we establish an Islamic State,” he said.
The military said five persons died in the suicide bombing of the Christ Chosen Church in Jos and the reprisal attacks that followed.
In Biu, northern Borno state, police commissioner Bala Hassan said one person died and three were injured when four young men fired on worshippers during service, before quickly making good their escape.
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