Gunmen invade Kogi church, kill two during service

Gunmen invade Kogi church, kill two during service

No fewer than two worshippers were killed at the Celestial Church of Christ at Felele, Lokoja, Kogi State as gunmen attacked the congregation during Sunday’s church service.

According to The PUNCH, the yet-to-be-identified gunmen left about three other worshippers injured during the attack.

As narrated by an eyewitness who pleaded anonymity, the gunmen came fully armed and they opened fire immediately after they entered the church premises.

It was also gathered that the two deceased died right on the spot while the other three injured are at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja.

He said, “When they entered, they started shooting at everyone outside the church. I went and hid inside a cassava farm. What I saw yesterday was like an action film. Kogi is no longer safe.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, William Ovye-Aya, confirmed the incident on Monday.

He said, “It was a distress call that the Divisional Police Officer of B Division, Felele, received that hoodlums invaded a Celestial Church behind the NNPC Mega Station and they began shooting. Two people were confirmed dead in a hospital, while three are receiving treatment.

“The Commissioner of Police has deployed our operatives and ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the investigation to commence an investigation to unravel the cause of the attack with a view to arresting the perpetrators.”