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Churches in predominantly Muslim northern Nigeria, Africa, are now being fitted with metal detectors because of threats of bomb attacks.

Worshippers in Christian churches are also having their bags and persons searched over fears of explosives being smuggled inside.

The unusual measures were precipitated by several bombing attacks against churches in the region attributed to the radical Islamic group Boko Haram, which is fighting for Islamic rule.

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