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Many feared dead in Nigeria Christmas eve attack

by fwire  Dec 25, 2012 22:30 IST

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Abuja, Dec 25 (IANS) Many people were feared dead Monday night in Nigeria after gunmen stormed a church, police said.

The attackers were suspected to be members of the Boko Haram militant sect.

A police officer confirmed the killing but could not tell the number of victims, Xinhua reported. The church was set ablaze after the shooting in Yobe state.