Bombings sow fear and reveal Boko Haram’s increasing reach across Nigeria

By Pamela Constable, May 20, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria — While world attention remains riveted on the drama of 276 schoolgirls missing since their abduction by a violent Islamist sect in mid-April, scattered bombings in the month since — including twin car blasts Tuesday that killed at least 118 people in the city of Jos — have spread alarm across the country and raised new concerns about tensions between Christians and Muslims in this diverse nation of 175 million.

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