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Extremism fears in Cameroon

Church and secular authorities in Cameroon worry that violence in Nigeria could spill over to their country.

Boko Haram, an extremist Islamic group in Nigeria, was responsible for some 450 killings in 2011 and has a stated goal of imposing Islamic law in Nigeria.

At the end of February, four policemen were killed in Kano and Minna in northern Nigeria, where people are "gripped by fear," the Times of Nigeria reported.

In related news, British Anglicans expressed concern over Christian communities, including Kano, where more than 200 were killed by bombs in January.


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