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ICC Note: Boko Haram is suspected in the machete attack last month that left a 78 year old Italian missionary in a coma. Sadly, Afra Martinelli has succumbed to her wounds, adding yet another tragic death to the mounting toll attributed to religious cleansing in Nigeria.
10/11/2013 Nigeria (ANSA) – A Catholic lay missionary from the northern Italian city of Bergamo has died in hospital in Nigeria 12 days after being attacked with a machete during a burglary. Afra Martinelli, 78, was taken to hospital in a coma and died two days ago, the Giornale di Brescia daily reported Friday.
Martinelli was attacked on September 26 in her home at Oguashi-Ukwu, about 400 kilometres from Lagos.