An armed gang opened fire at a church in Kaduna state Thursday night, killing two people and wounding 11 with some in critical condition.
Nigerian officials reported that the attack occurred overnight while church members were performing a nightly vigil. The BBC reported that the assault is likely to be connected to a revenge initiative by Muslim Hasus and Fulanis groups.
Kaduna state is divided among religious and political lines, with Christians occupying a large part of the southern section, while Muslims are concentrated in the north. It is largely representativ
e of the way Nigeria is divided as a whole, a situation that has led to numerous of violent clashes B3tween hostile groups.
More than 1,000 people have died in the neighboring Plateau state over such clashes.
In April, Kadunaâ€™s first ever-Christian governor was elected, which sparked outrage and violence as Muslim groups were evicted from their homes, and around 3,000 peopleâ€™s homes were burned down.
A BBC correspondent conveyed that the revenge attacks are most likely connected to the same events concerning Muslim groups who have been displaced from the territory.
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