16 people killed in Kogi Deeper Life Church attack

by Isi Esene

16 people have been confirmed dead in a Deeper Life Bible Church attack in Okene, Kogi State on Monday night. The attack was carried out by unknown gunmen during a Bible study programme in the church, where an undisclosed number of people assembled.

The gunmen were said to have invaded the church at 7pm, blocked all exits and began shooting indiscriminately at the worshippers.

Fifteen were said to have died instantly, while another victim died in the hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the gruesome attack.

“We are shocked. It is serious,” a pastor of the Deeper Life Church told journalists last night.

“As I am talking to you now, we have just counted sixteen bodies. No fewer than nine others have been rushed to the Okene General Hospital, Okene,” the source said.

According to the Nation Newspapers, the commander of Army Headquarters Task Force, Lt. Colonel Gabriel Olorunyomi, confirmed the incident saying, “Unknown gunmen invaded the Deeper Life Church this night (Monday) during a worship service and opened fire at the worshippers.”

The Kogi State Police spokesman, Simon Ile, also confirmed the incident but refused to give details saying that he was yet to be properly briefed by the Divisional Police officer in charge of that area. He, however, assured the public that the perpetrators would be apprehended and brought to book.

An attack on the Living Faith Church on Lagos Road in Okene was last month prevented by security operatives who foiled a planned bomb attack on the church.

The reason for the Kogi attack is not immediately clear and no group has claimed responsibility.

Comments (9)

  1. when you see the abominations stands where it ought not, the bible says let him that readth understand that the end is at hand.

  2. This kind of thing is an end time.may God help us and give us more grace abide in him and i pray that God will exposse this people.

  3. I pary God will haple us.

  4. so speechless… it connote the endtime has finally come…… may our christain brothers and sisters rest in perfect peace……..

  5. surely the wicked shall not go unpunished says the Lord of Host.God must surely judge the perpetrators of this wicked act in his own way.AMEN

  6. what a tragic event but I think we need to come to that level where we cannot be harmed by any evil the word of God teaches this luke 10 vs 19 but we need to believe and act accordingly no Christian is volunerable to bomb or bullet attack.

  7. God is God and man is man. Jehovah sees, Jehovah knows. He that killed by the sword must surely die by the sword. He pains one when one hears such a sad news like this but God will never change. This teaches us that whenever you are in a church make sure you are heavenly sure because even the rapture can happen in this manner when no one expected it. All is well brethren.

  8. whatever man does follows him.God knows y He allow this to happen

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