Eleven Christians were killed on Friday in an attack on a church by gunmen believed to be affiliated with the Boko Haram terrorist group in Admawa state in northeastern Nigeria.
According to the Xinhua Chinese news agency, Olaramo Maina, head of the Madajala regional government, said the pastor and 10 other worshipers were killed in the attack.
Maina said that a state of chaos prevailed among the people of the village, who were stunned after the attackers stormed the church and fired indiscriminately at worshipers.
Boko Haram has carried out frequent terrorist operations against Christians in northern Nigeria. The death toll of Christians has reached more than 1,500 people as a result of these operations carried out by the group over the past five years.