Massacre in Nigerian church

Massacre in Nigerian church

World April 24, 2018 20:30

abuja - At least seventeen people were killed by an attack on a Catholic church in Nigeria. Armed nomads stormed the house of prayer and opened fire, local authorities in the southern state of Benue say.

Two priests and several believers were killed by the attack. The perpetrators fled afterwards. President Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement that the massacre is meant to unleash a 'religious conflict' and 'incite our communities to endless bloodshed'.

Many nomads have transferred their herds to the south of the country in recent years due to the drought. They were repeatedly in conflict with local farmers.

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