AUGUST 7, 2012
Gunmen on Monday invaded the Deeper
Life Church at Otite area in Okene,killing 16 worshippers and leaving many others wounded NAN reports.
The Commander of the Joint Military Task Force in Lokoja, Lt-Col. Gabriel
Olorunyomi, confirmed the incident. He said 15 worshippers died instantly in
the attack while another died on the way to the hospital. The commander said 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.