The Covert Letter
jQuery Slider

You are here

NIGERIA:Islamists Gun Down Six Christians at Midnight Mass Then Torch the Church

NIGERIA: Islamists Gun Down Six Christians at Midnight Mass Then Torch the Church

By Jim Hoft on Tuesday,
December 25, 2012,

Christmas in Nigeria.

Boko Haram Islamists carried out a series of attacks on Christians this time last year. (BBC)

Gunmen shot six Christians dead including the pastor at a Midnight Mass Christmas celebration this morning. They then torched the church.

The AFP reported, via Religion of Peace:

Gunmen attacked a church in northern Nigeria during a midnight mass on Christmas Eve, killing six people including the pastor, before setting the building ablaze, residents and police said Tuesday.

Gunmen killed six people attending midnight mass at a church in northern Nigeria on Christmas Eve, police and residents confirmed on Tuesday.

"A group of gunmen came into the village at midnight and went straight to the church... they opened fire on them, killing the pastor and five worshippers. They then set fire to the church," said Usman Mansir, resident of Peri village, near Potiskum, the economic capital of Yobe state.

Mansir specified that a branch of the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) was the congregation that was targeted.

A senior police official in Yobe confirmed the details to AFP, but declined to be named.

Boko Haram Islamists have carried out several attacks in Yobe, which borders the state of Maiduguri, where the insurgent group is based.

comments powered by Disqus
Virtueonline

Subscribe to VOL's Weekly News Digest

www.virtueonline.org/listserv.html

Setup your own foundation

to support VOL and the

charitable efforts you believe in.

TrustCounselors.org
 

All Saints' parish seeks full-time parish priest.

APA Diocese of the West

Lead young families
Orthodox, 1928 BCP

Search Committee
P.O. Box 1545
Prescott, AZ 86302

Prescott
Anglicans.org

Suburban Philadelphia
On the Mainline

Worship with us:
Sundays at 4:00pm.

210 S. Wayne Ave, Wayne, PA

christ-church-anglican.org

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee

Drink Coffee

Do Good

Sustainable Ministry

Coffee, Community, Social Justice

DrinkCoffeeDoGood.com

St. Dunstan parish seeks full-time rector.

ACA Diocese of the Missouri Valley

Family-sized church
Orthodox, 1928 BCP
Anglican Missal

Karl Sharp
prank-2@centurylink.net
StDunstanAnglican.org

Go To Top