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Five Killed in Yobe Church Attack

Five persons have been killed in Piri Village of Potiskum Local Government area of Yobe state, North-east Nigeria.

Earlier in the year a similar attack was lunched at the Redeemed Ambassador Church of Nation. Photo by Jonathan Gopep

Eye witness accounts claim that the worshippers of ECWA Church, Piri, were in a prayer session within the Church at about 2AM this morning when unknown gun men suspected to be Boko Haram sect stormed the church killing five of them and setting the church ablaze.

The Pastor of the Church is reported to be amongst those killed during the Christmas Eve midnight service.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Yobe State, Salihu Adamu (DSP) who confirmed the incident to Channels Television in Damaturu said five people were reported killed in the attack.

He however said the Divisional Police Officer is yet to give details of the attack.

Also confirming the attack, a military spokesperson, Eli Lazarus, told Reuters news agency that “unknown gunmen attempted to attack Potiskum but were repelled by the troops. While they were fleeing, they attacked a church in a village known as Piri.”

Piri is a village outskirt of Potiskum and predominantly an indigenous Christian settlement.

The Christmas day attack is coming just as Pope Benedict XVI in his Christmas message on Tuesday, prayed for “concord in Nigeria”, as he lamented the “savage acts of terrorism” that frequently target Christian churches in Nigeria.

Yobe state has recorded a number of such attacks on Churches, schools, police stations and markets.

 

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  • http://twitter.com/kimilayefa kimilayefa E. Jimmy

    When will this trouble  end? Can somebody provide an answer?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FOWUYW2NRY2G2IFC6XA2C6H42Y AGENT

      THIS CAN NEVER END, IS NOT A COURSE OUR LEADER ARE SO SELFISH UNLESS WE HAVE TRANSPARENT LEADERS,  ALSO POLICE ARE NOT WORKING, NIGERIA HAS NO SECURITY, ALSO NIGERIA IS A COUNTRY BY WHICH YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU LIKE IF YOU HAVE MONEY, IF I MAY GIVE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTIONS, ALL THE WEAPONS THEY ARE USING WHERE DID HE CAME FROM? IS IT NOT FROM NIGERIA SEA PORT  AND AIR PORT?  THEY DO THE CLEARING, THOSE IN NIGERIA AUTHORITY USE NIGERIA GOVERNMENT NAME TO IMPORT WEAPONS  BY WHICH NO ONE CAN CHECK IT,  ISLAMIC LEADERS IN NORTHERN PART OF NIGERIA INVOLVED AND DANGEROUS POLITICIANS IN  NIGERIA, ARE SET OF BOKO HARAM, , ALSO NIGERIA GOVERNMENT IS NOT PROVIDING JOB FOR CITIZENS, A PROVERB SAID AN IDLE MAN IS A DEVIL WORK SHOP, JOBLESSNESS GIVE ROOM TO WHATEVER.

  • http://twitter.com/JONATHANISRIGHT LEONARD OWUNDIWEH

    BH is a well thought-out , properly planned and well designed terrorist instrument by northern elites including the head of the Caliphates as the leader. The idea behind BH is to create anarchy in the land for any government that may want to change the status quo . By burning churches and killing of Christians was one way they feel they could achieve that but government efforts in stemming down any act of violent reprisal together with patience on the part of Christians and Christian communities is working . Boko haram know that they can not win . Nigeria is bigger than any one group or person .

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FOWUYW2NRY2G2IFC6XA2C6H42Y AGENT

      THE FACT OF THIS ISSUE IS THAT SOME OF NIGERIAN LEADERS INVOLVE IN THIS ISSUE, THEY SPONSOR TERRORISM IN THE COUNTRY, ALMOST A YEAR A GO ONE OF NIGERIA  SENATOR CATCH UP IN THE MESS THE CASE HAS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND IN NIGERIA COURT TODAY, AM A CITIZEN OF NIGERIA, I KNOW WHAT INDIVIDUALS NIGERIAN MAN CAN DO,
      BOKO HARAM  IS SET UP BY NORTHERNER LEADERS, I SPENT TWELVE YEARS IN NORTHERN PART OF NIGERIA, I DID MY STUDY AND EVERY THING THERE, BOKO HARAM INVOLVE MUSLIM LEADERS AND PEOPLE IN AUTHORITY, PLZ DON’T LET US FOOL OUR SELF BY WHAT IS HAPPENING IN NIGERIA, SECONDLY THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD DISCIPLINE NIGERIA POLICE, LET US KNOW IF IT IS ONLY FIVE POLICE CAN SERVE NIGERIA BETTER THAN HAVING MILLIONS OF POLICE WITHOUT ANY EFFECTIVENESS, 

  • olusola

    I foreseeing more death in Nigeria especially among the forces unless Nigeria raise up to the challenges of our time. Government should allow US to declared Boko Haram as External terrorism so that they can curb foreign supports they received and band their sponsors.  

  • olusola

    I foreseeing more death especially among the forces, let Nigeria government raise up to the challenges of our times. Every nation has her own problem! 

  • sotonye anga

    This evil and wickedness should be brought to an end. Why
    should acts like this be allowed to happen? Where is  JTF, Police and other security put in place in
    Yobe?

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