Thursday, January 5, 2012

Nigeria: 5 Killed in Attack on Church

Gunmen attacked a church in northeast Nigeria during a prayer service on Thursday night, killing at least five people and wounding others on the heels of attacks on churches by a radical Muslim sect. Pastor Johnson Jauro said that gunfire sprayed the Deeper Life Church in Gombe, wounding several worshipers and killing his wife and two others. Two other people later died at the hospital from their wounds. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but suspicion immediately fell on Boko Haram, a sect that has carried out increasingly sophisticated and bloody attacks in its campaign to put in place strict Shariah law across the country.    

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