Nine people are dead from an attack on a Christian village in central Nigeria, according to the head of a Christian advocacy group.
Mark Lipdo, director of the Stefanos Foundation, said witnesses told him gunmen in army uniforms sprayed bullets from a van as they sped along a road leading to an airport. Police say the incident is under investigation.
The attack is only the latest in ongoing attacks on Christians in the country. Tensions are high between the region's Christian south and Muslim north. During the last several years, hundreds of people have been killed.
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Earlier this week, at least 30 people were killed in Nigeria after two car bombs struck a Protestant church.
Officials say a bus packed with explosives rammed into Saint Andrew Military Protestant Church in a barracks in Daduna state.
About 10 minutes later a car parked just outside the church exploded as people fled from the first attack.
No one has claimed responsibility for the bombings, but the radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram has targeted Nigerian churches and military establishments in the past.
That latest violence has Christians across the country concerned.
"My biggest worry is about the security of the Christians in Kano State. I am worried so much about that because every time they make such promises they fulfill it," Bishop Ransom Bellow, with the Christian Association of Kano, said. "So the apprehension is that one day they will come to attack the churches."
Boko Haram is blamed for killing more than 760 people this year alone.
Meanwhile, gunman attacked a major police station in Nigeria Monday, freeing about 30 prisoners and killing two guards.
The station is located near the capitol of Abuja and many members of Boko Haram are imprisoned there.
Federal authorities say no Boko Haram members escaped during the attack, though experts say security officials often downplay such situations.