Gunmen Kill Eight, Kidnap 38 In Nigeria Church Attacks

 

Gunmen killed eight people and kidnapped 38 others in an attack on two churches in the northern state of Kaduna on Sunday, an official from the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) said on Monday, weeks after a similar deadly attack in the southwest.The attack occurred during the morning service of a Catholic and Baptist church on Sunday, Reverend Danlami Gajere, CAN chairman for Kasuwan Magani ward in Kaduna state, told Reuters by phone.The state police spokesperson and Kaduna’s commissioner for internal security did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Two weeks ago, gunmen wielding AK-47 rifles and explosives attacked St Francis Catholic Church in Owo town, killing 40 people.

The government suspect the insurgent group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).