New attacks on Catholic churches in Nigeria
Catholic World News - August 11, 2014
At least one person was killed and several injured in a new attack on a Catholic church in Nigeria on August 10, the Fides news service reports.
Armed gunmen burst into a church in the Kaduna state, in northern Nigeria, during Sunday Mass, firing at parishioners. The attackers were identified as members of the Fulani tribe, which is believed to have obtained assault rifles from the Boko Haram terrorist group.
Boko Harma has continued its own campaign against Christian institutions. A female suicide bomber killed 5 people (including herself) and injured about 70 at a Catholic church on July 27. The casualty toll would have been much higher, but alert guards stopped her before she entered the church, where the congregation was gathered for Mass.
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