Gunmen kill 16 worshippers at Deeper Life Church in Kogi

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Reports from Okene in Kogi state said 16 worshippers  were killed Monday night in a Church.Channelstv news broadcast monitored in Abuja said the worshippers  in  the Deeper Life Church  at Otite , Okene area  came under  attack  by gunmen who reportedly killed 15 worshippers instantly.One additional person died later.

Security men were said to have cordoned off the area.

This incident occurred weeks after  another  car  explosion along a road in Okene.At least one person was believed to have been arrested in that incident. Reports then said  the men in the explosive- laden vehicle had been prevented from reaching a church and they detonated their explosives later along the road.

Whether Monday night’s killings was carried out by the same group or a different set of  gunmen  could not be determined immediately.

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