Fifteen children – 4 to 15 years old – were found with a 44-year-old woman claiming to be a nun, say police in Rivers state.
At least 31 people died in the southern Rivers state after hundreds of people, who turned up to receive food at the church, broke through a gate, causing the stampede.
Since 2009, devastating oil spills have exposed thousands of fishermen and farmers in the oil-rich kingdom to toxic substances, affecting their health and destroying their farmlands and rivers. The clean-up process, however, is too slow.
The shooting takes place in the town of Omoku about 90 kilometres (56 miles) from the southern oil hub of Port Harcourt.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2023 TRT World.