Violence causes the Nigeria temple to temporarily close

The LDS temple in Aba, Nigeria, has been closed indefinitely and workers have been evacuated from the country, following the latest round of violence in the country.

Scott Trotter, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released a statement on Tuesday confirming that the temple had been closed and workers evacuated as a precautionary measure. The church statement is not specific about the latest incident of violence, but says the facility will remain closed until the situation is addressed.

An e-mail from a temple worker in the country, dated in mid-June, outlines an attack by four gunmen carrying AK-47s in the area of the temple and talks of eight bullet holes being left in the front door of the temple, which it claims led to an evacuation of church workers.

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