Gunmen kill nine in northeast Nigeria church attack

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Gunmen opened fire on a church service in a remote village in northeastern Nigeria, killing nine people as worshippers fled into the bush, police and a witness said on Monday.A member of the congregation said people jumped through windows to escape Sunday’s attack in Attangara in the Gwoza hills – the main stronghold of Boko Haram militants who are mounting an escalating campaign to carve out an Islamist state.”As we were holding the service, we started hearing gunshots and everybody fled,” Matha Yohana told Reuters.”More than 10 of them (the gunmen) were riding motorcycles and one car,” she said, adding some local people had pursued the attackers, killing four of them and capturing three. A police source said nine people were killed in the assault on the church.

For full report read …… http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/02/us-nigeria-violence-idUSKBN0ED17X20140602

 

 

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