Unexploded bomb discovered in another church in Kogi Reviewed by Momizat on . A bomb has been discovered at the Revival Church in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi state. Our correspondent in the state says that gunshots could also be heard in A bomb has been discovered at the Revival Church in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi state. Our correspondent in the state says that gunshots could also be heard in Rating:
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Unexploded bomb discovered in another church in Kogi

A bomb has been discovered at the Revival Church in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi state.

Our correspondent in the state says that gunshots could also be heard in the town.

This development comes a day after the attack on the Deeper Life Church in Okene in which 19 people were killed, including the Church’s Pastor.

The Church which is located at Eika Adagu in Okehi Local Government Area is now surrounded by officers of the Nigeria Police Force and soldiers as family members of the deceased are coming around in tears, to identify their bodies.

It is still unclear how many people were wounded in the attack Monday night as a number of the church members sustained various degrees of injuries.

According to the Military spokesman, Lt. Col. Gabriel Olorunyomi, the gunmen surrounded the church in the middle of a worship service and opened fire with AK-47 assault rifles on the worshippers.

Soldiers searched for gunmen through the night, but have made no arrests as of this morning.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) spokesperson Yushau Shuaib said his agency has dispatched rescuers to the area.

Anglican Primate condemns attack

The Primate of the Anglican Church, Reverend Nicholas Okoh has condemned yesterday’s attack on a church in Okene, Kogi state which claimed the lives of sixteen people.

Reverend Okoh who spoke with journalists in Abuja said that securing places of worship should not be left in the hands of the church alone.

He called on government to expedite action to secure the lives of its citizenry.

Responding to the call for the resignation of the president by members of the Boko Haram sect, the Anglican Primate said that the sect members are not responsible for Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s election and should therefore not call for his resignation.

 

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  • onuigbo

    What is supposed to happen when a pastor, an emir, governor, president or anyone else condemns any criminal act? Does it stop such an act from happening? what is the moral, legal or ethical effect dose it have in Nigeria? Why do these high moral self assuming individuals focus in prevention of these crimes? Condemning never bring back those killed and never stopped future killers; of what value is it other than adding insult to injuries! It is a cup out that has no more merit in present Nigeria. These people or position has lost social value it has in the past. Invent new one.

  • Larry

    Are we not just tired of hearing ‘condemned this’, ‘condemned that’, when are we going to start hearing tackled this and that with reasonable steps. These animals will keep killing valuable Nigerians if nothing reasonable is done about it. It is high time something drastic is done before it gets to our door steps. We felt it was Northern states alone, now, it is coming closer to the other parts of Nigeria. We need to rise up and do something about this. Where is our Military forces? Why are they not allowed to do what they know how to do best? Where are the SSS, are they just doing the work of politicians and covering up loots?

    We need to take this seriously than never before. God help us in Nigeria.

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