This is the second attack of the day by Boko Haram on Christians, the first was on a church that left six dead.

(Telegraph) — Gunmen in Nigeria on Friday opened fire on friends and relatives gathered to mourn the deaths of three Christians killed on Thursday, leaving up to 20 more people dead.

It was the latest in a series of attacks blamed on radical Islamists who have vowed to wage a religious war on Nigeria’s Christians and drive them from the country’s majority-Muslim north.

Several dozen Christians had come together for a meeting in a town hall in Mubi, in Adamawa state, to mark the deaths the day before of several people killed in the town.

Up to four gunmen surrounded the building and opened fire with Kalashnikov rifles, killing up to 20 people and leaving another 15 badly injured.

“We started hearing many gunshots through the windows,” said Okey Raymond, 48, who was at the meeting.

“Everyone scampered for safety, but the gunmen chanted: ‘God is great God is great’ while shooting at us.”

A purported spokesman for Islamist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attack.

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