Metro Update: Nine Killed as Gunmen Open Fire on a Church in Northeast Nigeria


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Gunmen opened fire on a church service in the northeast Nigerian village of Attangara, killing nine people.

The village is in the Gwoza hills, near the Cameroon border, and the main stronghold of radical Islamist sect #BokoHaram which has killed civilians on an almost daily basis since stepping up its campaign of violence earlier this year.

"As we were holding service, we started hearing gunshots and everybody fled, some through the windows, and ran into the bush," resident Matha Yohana said of Sunday's attack. A police source said nine were killed in the assault.

"More than 10 of them were riding motorcycles and one car," she said, adding some local vigilantes had pursued the attackers, killing four of them and detaining three.

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Source: #CNBC Africa


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