Nigeria church attack leaves 19 dead, including two priests

By Bukola Adebayo | CNN

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)At least 19 people were killed Tuesday after gunmen opened fire at a church in Nigeria’s Middle Belt, police said.

Two priests and 17 worshippers were killed when armed men, believed to be cattle herders, stormed a Catholic church during early morning Mass on Tuesday in a remote village in Benue state.

State police spokesman Terver Akase told CNN the attackers, thought to be Fulani herdsmen, set many homes on fire.

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