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.