Gunmen Attack Church in Okene, Kogi State Killing 19

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Gunmen opened fire on an evangelical church during a service in Okene Kogi state, killing at least 19 people in the latest such attack in the country. This is of grave concern as the attacks have shifted south.

“The attack was at 8:20 pm yesterday night. The attack was from unknown gunmen at the Deeper Life Church,” said Lt. Col. Gabriel Olorunyomi, head of the military’s Joint Task Force (JTF) in Kogi state.

It is believed that many more were injured critically and maybe the death toll might rise.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but most people have suspected Boko Haram as they have been responsible for most attacks recently. Boko Haram has claimed scores of attacks on churches in northern and central Nigeria in recent months as part of an insurgency that has killed hundreds.

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