6 January 2012
6 dead, others wounded in
church attack Nigeria
Gunmen attacked a church in northeast
during a prayer service, spraying the congregation with gunfire and killing at least six people including the pastor Nigeria 's wife.
The assault late Thursday comes just weeks after a radical Muslim sect claimed responsibility for a series of deadly bombings at churches in northern
Gombe state police spokesman Ahmed Muhammad confirmed Friday that six people died following the shootings at the
in Gombe, and that eight others were wounded. Deeper Life Church
The oil-rich nation
's president recently put regions of the country under a state of emergency due to the threat, but that did not include Gombe.