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Deadly gunfire at Nigerian Catholic church

August 07, 2017

Gunmen burst into a Catholic church in Nigeria’s Ekwusigo state on Sunday, August 6, killing at least eleven people and wounding many others.

State police initially reported that eight people had been killed and ten others wounded, by eyewitnesses put the figures much higher, saying that as many as 35 had died.

The shootings were reportedly linked to drug trafficking in the area. Neither police nor diocesan officials were prepared to comment on the violence.

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