Kaduna, Nigeria Dec 25 Gunmen have killed six
people at a church in northeast Nigeria, the military said on
Tuesday, the third year running Christmas services have come
under deadly attack in Africa's most populous nation.
The strike took place after a Christmas Eve midnight service
outside the town of Potiskum, in northeast Yobe state, where
Islamist sect Boko Haram has carried out several attacks this
year, the military said.
"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 Jiri," Military Spokesman Eli
Lazarus said, confirming six people were killed.
(Reporting by Isaac Abrak; Writing by Joe Brock)