BENUE- Officials in Nigeria say gunmen have killed 15 people in an early-morning attack on a Catholic church, including two priests.
The attack took place in Ayar-Mbalom, a community in Benue state.
Terver Akase a media publications that is supported by Benue state governor, says the attackers also burned down 50 houses.
President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement called it a violation of a place of worship, he said it was a, “vile, evil and satanic” and an attempt to stoke religious conflict.
The state is central to Nigeria has seen a several attacks in recent weeks, mostly linked to a long-running dispute between farmers and herdsmen.
10 people were killed just a few days ago by allegedly herdsmen in the state.
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