Attacks by Boko Haram on churches have killed hundreds across north and central Nigeria.
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Attackers armed with guns and explosives killed 22 people at a busy church service in a northeast Nigerian village, witnesses said on Monday, in a region where Islamist sect Boko Haram is resisting a military crackdown.They set off bombs and fired into the congregation in the Catholic church in Waga Chakawa village in Adamawa state on Sunday morning, before burning houses and taking residents hostage during a four-hour siege, witnesses said.The spokesman for the Catholic Diocese of Yola, Reverend Father Raymond Danbouye, confirmed 22 people killed in the attack were buried at a funeral on Monday.The military and police did not respond to requests for comment but one army source confirmed the attack, asking not to be named because he wasn't authorised to speak with the media.Jonathan replaced his chiefs of defence, army, navy and air force last week in a widespread military shake-up.
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