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Two killed and others injured as Gunmen attack church in Kogi



Two killed and others injured as Gunmen attack church in Kogi


Two killed and others injured as Gunmen attack church in Kogi


Unknown gunmen attacked a Celestial Church in Felele, Lokoja, Kogi State, killing two people and injuring three others.


According to DAILY POST, the incident occurred late Sunday evening behind the NNPC Mega station in Felele.


An eyewitness stated that the gunmen stormed the church and began shooting sporadically.


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It was also discovered that two people died instantly, while several others fled for safety.


The injured victims are being treated at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Lokoja.


An eyewitness statement reads: “when they entered, they started shooting at everyone outside the church. I now went and hid inside a cassava farm. What I saw yesterday was like an action film in a movie. Kogi is no longer safe.”

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The incident was confirmed this morning by the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, William Ovye Aya.


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Hoodlums, he claims, stormed the church and began shooting at worshippers.


“It was a distress call that the Divisional Police Officer of B Division Felele received that hoodlums invaded a Celestial Church behind NNPC mega station and they began shooting.

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“Two people were confirmed dead in the hospital, while three are receiving treatment.


“The Commissioner of Police has deployed our operatives, and ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of investigation, to commence investigation to unravel the cause of the attack with a view to arrest the perpetuators,” he said.