Nigeria: gunmen storm church, kill 6
Catholic World News - January 06, 2012
Gunmen stormed a Protestant church in Gombe, a city of 280,000 in northeastern Nigeria, killing six.
“I was leading the congregation in prayers,” said John Jauro, the pastor. “Our eyes were closed when some gunmen stormed the church and opened fire on the congregation. Six people were killed in the attack and 10 others were wounded.”
The January 5 attack came days after the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram told Christians to leave northern Nigeria or face attacks.
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