Gunmen kill 16 church worshippers in Okene




Okene(Kogi) – Unknown gunmen on Monday night invaded the Deeper Life Church at Otite area in Okene, killed 16  worshippers and wounded many others.

The Commander of the Joint Military Task Force  in Lokoja, Lt-Col. Gabriel Olorunyomi, confirmed the incident.

He said 15 worshippers died instantly in the attack while another died on the way to the hospital.

The commander said that many injured persons were rushed to hospitals in Lokoja, a distance  of 40 minutes driving on the road from Okene.

He said the casualty figure might rise considering that some sustained heavy injuries.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack as yet. (NAN)

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