Monday, 2 June 2014
Boko Haram Attacks Church, Leaves Nine People Dead
The Islamist extremist has once again struck but this time, it was not the kidnapping of school girls but the murdering of religious worshippers.
eye witness says "More than 10 of them were riding motorcycles and one car," she said, adding some local vigilantes had pursued the attackers, killing four of them and arresting three.
They opened fire on a church service in the northeast Nigerian village of Attangara, killing nine people, police and a witness said.
The village is in the Gwoza hills, near the Cameroon border, and a stronghold of armed group Boko Haram which has killed civilians on an almost daily basis since stepping up its campaign of violence earlier this year.
"As we were holding service, we started hearing gunshots and everybody fled, some through the windows, and ran into the bush," resident Matha Yohana said of Sunday's attack.
A police source said nine were killed in the assault.
How long will this killing continue?