Monday, August 6, 2012

16 Christians massacred in Nigerian church in Kogi State

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Sixteen persons have been killed and many others wounded by unidentified gunmen, who stormed the Deeper Life Church at Otite area in Okene, in central Nigerian state of Kogi.
The massacre happened Monday night, 6 August.
The Commander of the Joint Military Task Force in Lokoja, Lt-Col. Gabriel Olorunyomi, confirmed the
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.
Past attacks on Christian worshippers in the northern parts of Nigeria had been carried out by the dreaded Boko Haram sect, responsible for thousands of killings, of Christians and Muslims.

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