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Gang attacks Anglican cathedral in Nigeria

Catholic World News - August 29, 2013

Armed with knives, clubs, and chains, a group of 30 Muslims attacked an Anglican cathedral in Nigeria, according to Morning Star News, a US-based website that reports on the persecution of Christians.

At least seven clergy and other church leaders were wounded in the attack, which took place in Nasarawa State in the central part of the nation.

“As they were terrorizing the church members, their fellow Muslim youths playing football at the field adjacent to the church jumped in through the fence and helped the gang,” said Rev. Isaac Onwusongaonye. “This gang beat the security men at the gate mercilessly with wood, chain and iron … I narrowly dodged a big stone thrown at me.”

The attack, which followed a dispute over payment of water at the church well, ended when police arrived.

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