Churchgoers killed in Nigeria

World January 2, 2018 13:09

lagos - Unknown people have opened fire to churchgoers in the village of Omoku in southern Nigeria. Certainly seventeen people were killed. According to one official, the victims left the Mass on Monday for the New Year when they were attacked.

An unknown number of people were also injured. 'It was a random attack. They shot at everyone they saw on the street, 'the official explained on Tuesday. The perpetrators are fugitive.

Until now, it is unknown who is behind the attack. The authorities suspect that a gang, which is responsible for numerous murders and kidnappings in the area of ​​the oil-rich Niger Delta, has carried out the attack.

Another region, the northeast of the West African country, is regularly hit by attacks by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram. So far, the fundamentalists have not committed any attacks or murders in the predominantly Christian south of the country.

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