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    Nigerian Christians told to defend themselves

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    Amid fears that a recent string of attacks targeting Christians could drive the nation towards civil war, Ayo Oritsejafor, the head of the Christian Association of Nigeria, has said Christians must defend themselves against violence.

    Boko Haram, the radical Islamist group responsible for killing Christians in the mainly Muslim north, has vowed further attacks and bloodshed.

    Oritsejafor said: "We have the legitimate right to defend ourselves and ... we will do whatever it takes."

    Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone reports.