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Nigeria church attack leaves 19 dead

  • 19 people have been killed in a gun attack on a church in central Nigeria.

    Gunmen raided the church near Okene city in Kogi state and fired on worshippers using Kalashnikov assault rifles. The pastor was among those killed.

    It is not clear who carried out the attack though militant Islamist group Boko Haram has carried out several offensives on churches and other targets in the country.

    The group wants to establish Islamic law in Nigeria. The majority of the Christian and animist population live in the south.