Approximately sixteen people were killed this evening when gun men opened fire on a congregation of worshippers in the commercial city of Okene in kogi State. Eye witnesses reported that the the incident happened at the Deeper Life church in the town along the Abuja Lokoja Okene road very close to the State College of Education.
The church which was conducting a crusade was stormed by the gun men who opened fire on the congregation and about ten of them were felled instantly with many recorded injuries. The person or group of people responsible for the attack is still unknown. It will be recalled that some weeks back, bombs exploded near two churches in the same town followed by the discovery of a bomb factory at a building that disguised as a worshipping place