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Nigerian Christians Killed in Easter Procession – May 8th 2019

Morning Star News, April 29, 2019

Family members and sympathizers have attended a funeral for eight young Christians, killed when an off-duty security officer drove his vehicle into their Easter procession.

The officer had angry words with leaders of the Christian procession that delayed him and a passenger, an off-duty police officer.

The Christian leaders of the Christian youth organization let the two Muslim men pass through, but the driver warned them he would return, made a U-turn, switched off his headlights and rammed the procession from behind.

The driver was a Muslim official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and his passenger a Muslim police officer.

The vehicle assault also sent 12 Christians to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

The two officers were also killed when crowds that survived the vehicle assault reportedly chased them down and mobbed them.