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Gunmen storm deeper life church during service in
Okene, killing 16
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
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It was a bloody Monday night at Okene, Kogi state,
north central Nigeria when unknown Gunmen
invaded a deeper life church during a bible study
killing about 16 people.
Eye witness said the gunmen barricaded entrances
to the church before they opened fire at
worshippers who were trapped inside the church.
Fifteen people were said to have died instantly
including a pastor, students and members of staff of
the Federal college of Education opposite the
“The gunmen came in with sophisticated weapons
and started shooting sporadically at the
congregation and everybody scampered to safety,
some tried to hide under their seats. After the
shooting we cried as we saw blood and many
people dead on the ground.” a witness told African
Security agents confirmed the incident but could not
ascertain the number of causalities.
The dreaded Boko Haram is likely responsible for
the attack as it has claimed responsibilities for
previous similar attacks in Abuja, Suleja, Kaduna,
Kano, Jos, Borno etc.
This incident has further sent jitters to churches
which have continued to suffer suicide attacks from
the Nigeria's bloody Islamic sect, popularly known
as Boko Haram.
A victim of attacks on Deeper Life church, Okene