Thursday, January 5, 2012

Boko Haram attacks another church, kills six

A Deeper Life Christian Church in Gombe state was last night attacked by persons suspected to be members of the Boko Haram  Islamic sect, killing six worshippers.
Johnson Jauro, pastor of the church, said the killings took place when gunmen burst into the church.  He said his wife was among those killed. Ten other people were injured.
Nigeria has recently experienced a surge in ethnic and sectarian violence. The government declared a state of emergency in parts of the country.
"The attackers started shooting sporadically. They shot through the window of the church, and many people were killed including my wife,"  Jauro told Reuters news agency.
"Many members who attended the church service were also injured."
Reports say that gunmen attacked the church in the middle of the service, shooting indiscrimately as six people werey killed while other members of the congregation who sustained injuries were taken to  an undisclosed hospital .
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